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Island tradition leaves with Privateers' float
By Pat Copeland
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Priva-
teers' boat float has left the Island.
This symbol of the Island spirit which is at the
heart of Island tradition has been moved to Cortez.
Privateers' President John Swager said the group is
weary of the battle with the City of Holmes Beach.
"I've wasted too much time and energy on it," he
said. "To put 20 to 30 hours a week into our activities,
then to go to city commission meetings just got to be
too frustrating. I hate to see it happen but that's what
we're stuck with. for now."
The last straw for the group was a letter from the
city two weeks ago warning them to move the boat
within 30 days or be charged with a code violation. If
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach City Attorney Alan Prather is
poring over the contract and bid specifications for the
franchise holder of the city's fishing pier to determine
if there has been a breach of the agreement.
Commissioner Connie Drescher pointed out to
commissioners last week that the pier's tackle shop and
restaurant were closed on Easter. She said when she
questioned the franchisees, Jimr and Georgia McKee,
they said they closed
'There are certain the operation for fam-
minimal requirements ily holidays -- Easter,
called for when it went Thanksgiving and
out to bid, and if the Further review of
franchisee does not the contract revealed
meet the contract, there that the operating
may be a breach.' hours called for by
City Attorney city-franchise agree-
ment of 7 a.m. to 10
p.m. were not being
met. The pier restau-
they didn't move the boat, they would face a hearing
before the code enforcement board and the possibility
of $250 per day in fines.
The Privateers' problems started last year when
Mayor Bob VanWagoner told the group that the float,
parked at the comer of Clark Drive and Clark Lane, is
in violation of two city ordinances one prohibiting
storing anything on vacant lots and another prohibiting
parking trailers on vacant lots.
The city commission has discussed several options
including parking the float at city hall and giving the
group a special exception so it can remain on the lot.
However, to date no viable solution has been found.
Swager said the city hall location is not feasible
because, "There's no electricity or water, which we
need to maintain the float. We'd have to move the float
every time there's an event in the field. It would be
accessible to anyone, so security would be a problem.
And the next time there's an election, the new officials
may not want it there."
In addition to the float, the group has several of
pieces of equipment stored in other locations. Members
would rather have them all in one location, but they
have been unable to find storage space on the Island
and off-Island rents are prohibitive.
"We're not sure what to do at this point,"
Swager said. "We're also losing storage space at a
member's house, because he's moving out of state.
It would cost $1,200 to pay for storage space. Our
members can't afford to take that out of their pock-
ets and we don't want to take it away from the
money we raise for Island kids."
boats, boating an'
This view offishing in the
Longboat Pass looking
toward Cortez becomes
the surreal object of
artist Michelle Ruiz del
Vizo's work on the cover
of this week's special
section focusing on
boats, boating and things
nautical. Take a look at
the second section for
more "Fish Tales."
rant and tackle shop are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
"We're usually there at 6 a.m.," Jim McKee told
commissioners, "and we don't turn anyone away if
they want to fish, but we don't start serving food until
"As to holidays," McKee continued, "it was dis-
cussed that we would close on family holidays. Unless
I'm forced to, there is no way I'm going to be open on
Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas."
McKee said he had discussed holidays hours of
operation and closure with former commissioner and
city pier liaison John Kaufmann. "I assumed that by
talking to him, he was representing the commission,"
Prather said the agreement between the McKees
and the city is a franchise.
"There are certain minimal requirements called for
when it went out to bid," Prather said, "and if the fran-
chisee does not meet the contract, there may be a
breach. The issue of the specifications for when it went
out to bid is my concern. If the commission wishes,
they may change the terms of the contract, but we'll
have to look at the bid specifications to see if this is a
material change or not."
Prather added that the city could be liable to legal
action by one of the other bidders who vied for the pier
operation if the terms of the contract are not met.
"No one is disagreeing with your operation,"
Mayor Leroy Arnold told McKee. "I think you're do-
ing a great job, but we picked you and left other bid-
ders out who could now come back and say we're giv-
ing you some favoritism, and that could open the city
up for a lawsuit."
Prather said he would have a report prepared for
the commission by May 1.
The McKees signed the current contract with the
city Jan. 1, 1996. The three-year contract, with two
one-year extensions possible, calls for them to provide
the city with monthly payments of $1,000 or 12 percent
of gross receipts, whichever is greater, based on rev-
enue from the bait and tackle shop plus the restaurant.
They also may keep 20 cents of each 50-cent fishing
fee collected at the pier.
The contract allows the McKees to close the pier
"... when in the best interest of the public health, safety
and welfare due to the occurrence of inclement weather
(i.e., extreme cold or freezing temperatures, sustained
winds in excess of 30 mph, formal storm warnings by
emergency management personnel, etc.) or construc-
tion activity on or at the pier that prevents safe access
Notification of closure of the pier must be in writ-
ing to the city.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ....................................................... 6A
Those Were the Days ......................... .....7A
Island Poet .................................................. 11A
Stir-it-up ...................................................... 15A
ISLAND MAP ........................ ..... 16A
Baseball .......... ......................... .......... 20A
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 22A
Coastlines ....................... 24A
Real estate transfers.................... ..........25A
Crossword puzzle......................... ..........32A
FISH TALES.......................... Second Section
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
APRIL 23, 1997
BI PAGE 2-A 0 APRIL 23, 1997 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Commission dumps proposed rental ordinance
By Pat Copeland
What Holmes Beach Commission Chairman Don
Maloney called the "discussion of the week" became
history last week when the commission turned down its
proposed residential rental ordinance by a vote of three
Before discussion began, Commissioner Luke
Courtney declared a conflict of interest and said he
would abstain from voting.
"As a motel owner, a 'yes' vote on establishing
rental restrictions on resort housing may appear to be
a conflict of interest," he explained. "As the owner of
resort housing properties, a 'no' vote may appear to be
a conflict of interest."
The ordinance was several years in the making and
went through many revisions. The ordinance would
have limited residential rentals to 30 days in the R-1
and R-3 districts to 14 days in the R-2 district. Accord-
ing to other ordinances, seven-day rentals are permit-
ted in the R-4 district and 30-day rentals are permitted
in the R-1AA district.
The property could not be rented more than once
during the designated rental period, but the rental could
be of any length. This provision would also apply to the
R-4 district. The ordinance also made renting in a resi-
dential district a permitted accessory use.
Grandfather status was included in the ordinance
but was to be eliminated after five years. To attain
grandfather status the use must have been occurring six
months prior to the passage of the ordinance in the R-
1, Rl-AA, R-2 and R-3 districts and before June 30,
1992, in the R-4 district.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore objected to the
ordinance's grandfathering section and said she sup-
ported it in the past as a compromise to get the ordi-
Courtney agreed with Whitmore and pointed out
that a non-conforming use has a built-in sunset provi-
sion if the non-conforming use ceases for six months.
Commissioner Ron Robinson disagreed with the
Whitmore's stand. He said the grandfathering provi-
sion was added to protect people who have bought
homes to rent until they can retire.
"We say we have a problem and we need rental
restrictions to control it, but we'll let everybody con-
tinue doing what they've been doing," he said. "Why
Geyer said she is against the ordinance because
"there's too many people who have been renting that
wouldn't be allowed to."
"If we have a negative vote, you will need an in-
credible amount of physical force to have me ever put
it on the agenda again," said Maloney, venting his frus-
tration with some of his fellow commissioners. "I am
tired of it being the discussion of the week. It's not fair
to the public or to people who are thinking about buy-
ing or selling houses."
Resident Dolly Young questioned whether there
was adequate public notice about the ordinance's first
reading. City Attorney Patricia Petruff said the purpose
of the first reading is to advertise the ordinance.
Resident Joan Perry said the commission should
consider the cost of passing ordinances, including staff
time and attorney's fees.
"In the final analysis we've got an ordinance that's
not even enforceable," she noted.
Joy Courtney, resident and owner of a non-con-
forming motel, read a statement claiming that she and
her husband will be injured by the passage of the ordi-
nance and could seek relief through the private prop-
erty rights act.
"If you pass this, consider the ramifications," said
Frank Davis, owner of Harrington House. "You're re-
stricting property owners and taking away their rights.
Be very cautious because you're going to be upsetting
a lot of people and they're going to retaliate."
Petruff said the city code prohibits conducting a
business in a residential area and the code's definition
of a business includes renting property.
"While we're hearing a lot about private property
rights, that would be stumbling block for someone to
say we're taking something away from them that they
didn't have the right to do to begin with. Some would
argue that we are giving them the right to conduct a
business in a residential district."
After the ordinance was voted down, Whitmore
said the commission must now deal with the issue of
conducting a business in a residential zone. Petruff
agreed and said the mayor has several complaints that
were put on hold until the ordinance was passed.
"Either you change the ordinance that's on the
books or enforce it," she stressed. "You need to look
at the definition of business and come to grips with
what kind of rentals and rental periods you think are all
right all the time in your residential districts."
She also said that the commission will have to de-
cide if the restrictions in the R-4 and R-1AA districts
are still appropriate.
"It doesn't make any sense that the most intense
zoning district in the city has rental restrictions," she
Jack and Jane Heltman have owned this classic
1966 Ford Thunderbird from the day they took it off
the dealer's lot. Now it can be yours. The Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is selling
raffle tickets at $10 each for a chance to win the T-
Bird donated by the Heltmans. A maximum of 1,500
tickets will be sold with proceeds going into
chamber's coffers "to keep the doors open,"
executive director Mary Ann Brockman said. The
car, which is in immaculate condition and has
68,000 original miles, is valued at $6,000. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Jack Elka
Plans unveiled for new Bradenton Beach beautification
By Paul Roat
Plans were unveiled Monday for the next phase of
"gentrification" for Bradenton Beach, compliments of
another state grant.
Architect Rick Fawley and landscape architect
John Moody presented proposals for the extension of
the streetscape design begun several years ago along
Bridge Street to the city's Citizen Advisory Task Force.
In this phase of the work, landscaping, benches and
lighting will extend from Bridge Street to First Street
North along Gulf Drive, then continue east to Pines
Avenue and south to tie in with Bridge Street at the
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier.
The renovations will also include landscaping and
asphalt for the city's parking lot off First Street North
and a short continuatl .n of the existing sidewalk along
Gulf Drive from Bridge Street to Third Street South.
Fawley and Moody stressed that the plans are pre-
liminary and subject to further refinement. Another
meeting with the city's Citizen Advisory Task Force is
set for Monday at 6 p.m.
Some of the items still to be resolved include light-
ing for the parking lot CATF members said the two
proposed lights were insufficient and a special prob-
lem involving the approach to the fishing pier.
The preliminary plans call for a redesign of the
parking from the south to the north side of the pier
approach, installation of a small turnaround at the res-
taurant and a ground-level paverblock sidewalk near
the existing rock revetment.
It's that rock revetment that's posing part of the
problem. Raised about three feet above the level of the
road, the rocks would make a good base for a board-
walk-promenade leading to the pier from Bridge Street.
In fact, that sort of a boardwalk was originally pro-
posed in earlier plans.
But Fawley said a problem with constructing the
footings of the boardwalk within the rocks caused him
to shelve the promenade approach. CATF members
asked him to look into the matter again prior to next
Another problem ties into another state grant, this
one for improvements to the city fishing pier.
The plans for that grant call for a clock tower to be
constructed near the intersection of Bay Drive South
and Bridge Street. However, surveys of the area have
apparently revealed that the area where the tower is to
be placed may be privately owned.
While city officials are attempting to determine
ownership, they are fearful that if the clock tower site
is indeed private then the structure would have to be
relocated to the small roundabout at the intersection
there and would also change the pedestrian flow
planned by Fawley for the pier approach.
That issue, too, will come back for further review
Here's some of what will be done with the
$500,000 Community Development Block Grant
2,290 linear feet of concrete curb.
Seven benches with concrete pads.
28 streetlights in a style similar to those on Bridge
107 trees palms, shade trees and smaller trees.
135 wooden posts.
Total construction costs total $300,833, although
Fawley warned that the cost would probably be higher
as plans get more finalized.
Once planning is completed, bids will be let for the
construction in July. Work is scheduled to start in Au-
gust, and the project completed by November.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 23, 1997 M PAGE 3-A IE
The 1997 Cortez "Natives and More" picnic will
be Saturday, April 26, at the Fulford Fish House, 4531
123rd St. W., with an added attraction this year.
The event, launching the Cortez Fishing Hall of
Fame, will include an announcement of the first
Cortezians to occupy that place of honor.
The Hall of Fame will recognize Cortez old-timers
who have contributed significantly to the historic fish-
ing village. Friends and family of a candidate may put
his or her name up for recognition by sending pictures,
a description of the candidate's contributions to Cortez,
and $1,000 to the Cortez Village Historical Society at
P.O. Box 663, Cortez, FL 34215.
The Hall of Fame money and any other funds
raised at the picnic Saturday will go toward purchase
of the old school building and for its conversion to a
community center, village museum and heritage park.
The picnic is open to the public, and those attend-
ing should bring food to share and chairs to sit on. Serv-
ing time will be at 1 p.m. Further information is avail-
able from Mary Fulford Green of the historical society
Seal, motto contest underway
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Bradenton Beach officials are looking for a
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Commissioners agreed last week to hold a
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motto. The current seal a speeding boat roar-
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border of odd-shaped fish and the motto
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safety tips: Holmes
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine has of-
fered a few safety tips to pedestrians and bicyclists
using the city's new and refurbished crosswalks.
A bicycle is a vehicle and must abide by the
same rules as other vehicles on the road. If a bicy-
clist wishes to use a crosswalk, he must disembark
and walk the bicycle across the road as a pedes-
Visibility is poorer at night, so both pedestri-
ans and motorists should exercise caution.
Use common sense when using a crosswalk.
Never assume the driver will stop. Wait for a break
in traffic before attempting to cross the road.
The driver does not have to stop if the pedes-
trian is standing by the side of the road but must stop
when the pedestrian steps into the crosswalk.
Anna Maria City
4/24, 10 a.m., Commission budget review
4/24, 7:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board
4/28, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
4/30, 7 p.m., Occupational License
4/24, 6:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board
5/1, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
4/25, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
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Cortez native picnic
Saturday in village
i0 PAGE 4-A U APRIL 23, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Cell phone tower OK'd for Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
Island cellular phone customers can take their ser-
vice off hold.
Over the objections of Mayor Bob VanWagoner,
the Holmes Beach Commission last week approved a
special exception for GTE Mobilnet to construct a 155-
foot cellular phone tower at Smith Realtors, 5904 Ma-
GTE will construct the tower beside the new Bam-
boo Raw Bar on the south side of the Smith building.
Plans include a covered entry for the restaurant and an
equipment room above the entrance.
"It will allow residents of your city and Anna
Maria to receive the quality of cellular service they
want and deserve," said Bob Kersteen, GTE's manager
of site acquisitions.
GTE, which had 200 cellular customers in 1984,
just added its four-millionth customer last week,
Kersteen said. In addition to GTE, AT&T, Primeco and
the Anna Maria Fire District will have antennas on the
GTE first came to the city in May 1996 for a spe-
cial exception to build a 160-foot tower at the Holmes
Beach Marina. Council rejected the proposal after resi-
dents in the marina area objected. The company next
tried a location at city hall but was stymied by a stipu-
lation that heirs of the donated city hall property would
have to approve the use.
The Smith building was the third location sought
by the company. It required a special exception which
included notifying neighbors within 300 feet of the
proposed construction and a public hearing.
Special exception uses are generally compatible
with other land uses permitted within the zoning dis-
trict. However, because of their unique characteristics
or potential impacts on the surrounding neighborhood
or the city, they require individual review.
GTE says tower
meets city code
The building department staff determined that
GTE's application for the tower met the 12 special
exception criteria in the city's code, the first of which
is consistency with the comprehensive plan.
Kersteen led commissioners through each of the 12
He said the tower will not be detrimental to the
public health safety and welfare. It will offer a "life
line" in the aftermath of a hurricane and not one cellu-
lar tower failed or lost an antenna during major hurri-
canes such as Hugo and Andrew. It will also enhance
Island emergency communications with the addition of
the fire district antenna and save taxpayers the $40,000
the fire district would have to spend on a tower.
Kersteen introduced a packet of information to
show the tower will not adversely affect property val-
ues and thus will not diminish the use and enjoyment
of other property within the immediate neighborhood.
"Our facility will complement and is compatible
with surrounding uses which include service stations,
convenience stores, real estate offices, city hall, the fire
station, a marina, restaurants and a cable television
tower," Kersteen said.
He noted that there is adequate infrastructure and
ingress and egress, no historical or archaeological re-
sources that have not already been disturbed by other
development and there will be buffers and landscaping.
It is consistent with the community character of the
immediate neighborhood because it is compatible with
the city hall complex and its two towers across the
street, he said.
"Your staff report reflects that we meet or exceed
all standards and requirements," he concluded.
Mayor presents objections
VanWagoner presented four pages of objections to
the special exception use and the tower's inconsistency
with the comprehensive plan.
He said the tower is not a permitted use because it
is not a broadcasting or television station or an essen-
tial service but is a commercial enterprise.
The mayor said the tower will be an encroachment
on residents in the neighborhood, will reduce their
potential enjoyment of their property, will reduce prop-
erty values and is inconsistent with the community
The tower, to scale, at
Drive, Holmes Beach.
character because of its height.
"Property values along the coast have been esca-
lating by themselves and at least part of the driving
force is that they show an environment free of urban
clutter," he said. "Few of us would believe that con-
struction of such a tower in our immediate neighbor-
hood would not seriously depreciate our property."
He said the tower will create safety hazards with
regard to lightning strikes and hurricanes, is not defined
in the city's code as a public utility and is not listed as
an exception for building height, and the company
should consider building two lower towers.
"The tower would have a visual impact on the en-
tire Island starting from entry on the Anna Maria
Bridge," he maintained. "Height is very important to
VanWagoner said GTE should file an environmen-
tal assessment because the tower is located in the flood
plain, and he would like to see any permits the com-
pany has obtained before proceeding further.
He also suggested the company negotiate franchise
fees with the city.
"When we wrote our comprehensive plan and land
development code, we were not thinking of a cellular
tower," he stressed. "We should update before we take
any action. We have a lot of homework to do."
GTE rebuts mayor
Kersteen said the tower is a permitted use because
it provides an essential service and is a public utility
Regarding consistency with community character,
property values, compatibility with residential prop-
ordinance now law
The Holmes Beach Commission last week
passed on second reading its revised noise ordi-
The ordinance covers the playing of radios,
televisions, musical instruments, phonographs,
amplifiers and similar devices during the hours of
10 p.m. to 7 a.m. The devices cannot create ex-
cessive or unreasonable noise across residential
property lines or within noise-sensitive areas or
be audible at a distance of 100 feet from the prop-
erty line if they are "disturbing or a nuisance to
reasonable persons within the area of audibility."
The ordinance also includes provisions for
rhythmic bass vibrations at a distance of 100 feet
from the property line and provisions for car radios
and stereos, motorboats and jet skis. The provision
for taking decibel readings and standards for a vio-
lation using the readings remains in the ordinance.
erty, visual impacts and property values, Kersteen said
the facility has no negative effect and pointed to the
cable television dish and the city's two towers in the
"Have you ever received a complaint about your
tower from someone coming over the bridge?" he
asked. "After a while these things become part of the
landscape and you don't notice them. People don't go
around with their heads in the air looking up."
Kersteen introduced a packet of data to counter the
mayor's concern about lightning strikes. He noted that
"the radius of the cone of protection from a facility like
this is three times the height. In that area virtually ev-
ery property around it will be 100 percent immune to
He said an environmental assessment is not appli-
cable, because there are no environmentally sensitive
lands on the site and all coastal cellular towers are in
the flood plain. With respect to stormwater drainage,
the tower must be permitted by Swiftmud, he said, but
GTE can't file for the permit until the tower is ap-
By building one tower rather than several lower
ones, the company is providing the service with the
least amount of structures, he said. The tower is 155
feet high because the four providers must be separated
by a certain distance and because of the frequency used
"The federal act states there can be no taxation of
cellular," Kersteen said in response to the mayor's re-
quest for franchise fees. "We're not using rights of
way. We're using private property."
Four residents spoke in favor of the tower, main-
taining that it is necessary for cellular communication
on the Island. Currently cellular conversations are fre-
quently disrupted because of the weak signal from the
mainland, they said.
However, two of those who spoke changed their
minds after hearing from the tower's neighbors who op-
posed its location. Both asked the commission to investi-
gate the fire station property as an alternate location.
Resident Joan Perry submitted two pages of com-
ments on the "deficiency" of GTE's application. She
said it is not consistent with the comprehensive plan
and will open the door to other cellular providers. She
also said the company hasn't provided enough scien-
tific data to show the tower will not endanger the pub-
lic health, safety and welfare or current data on prop-
One neighbor said the tower will be an eyesore and
read a letter from another neighboring property owner,
Alice Grossman. Grossman said she is disgusted with
the thought of the tower across the street from her
home. It will be ugly and diminish property values in
the area and on the Island, she argued.
"The main reason people come to live and vacation
on this Island is because of its simple way of life, the
beauty of its surroundings, the beach and the sea,"
Crossman wrote. "People choose Anna Maria Island to
get away from high rises, mega bridges and gigantic
Richard Palmer said there is a new system that will
render the towers obsolete in the near future. However,
Kersteen replied that the system requires 66 satellites,
costs $35 per minute and requires a suitcase to carry it.
"I feel it meets the qualifications for a special ex-
ception use for broadcasting and essential services,"
Commissioner Luke Courtney said. "We need better
cellular communication on the Island."
With tongue in cheek, Commissioner Ron
Robinson noted that if the real estate agent who sold
him his house had pointed out how ugly the telephone
poles are, he might have never bought his property.
"You don't drive down the street looking up at
those ugly telephone poles," he said. "Eventually we're
not going to see that tower and I'm in favor of it."
Commissioners Carol Whitmore and Pat Geyer
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said if the commission
intends to grant the special exception, it must direct her to
prepare a resolution that states the use is.consistent with
the comprehensive plan and include any conditions the
company must meet before the building permit is granted.
Once the resolution is prepared the commission will vote
on it, then vote on the site plan.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 23, 1997 M PAGE 5-A IE
Players renovation plans announced
The push is on and the Island Players theater group is
readying its playhouse for a dramatic makeover with a
new lobby, veranda and handicapped access bathrooms.
A new lighting and sound room will complete Island
Players renovations that are expected to cost $80,000.
Architect Arthur Ballman has designed the extension
on the south side of the building in keeping with the his-
toric site. The building was brought to Anna Maria by
barge in the 1920s and rolled on logs to its present site for
use as a community center/meeting house.
The current south wall, bathrooms and sound and
lighting room will be removed allowing for an 18-foot
extension with a width of 34 feet.
Seven bidders will give their pitch on April 22 with
construction to start around May 15, Ballman said.
Two steps will lead to a trellised 8-by-21-foot ve-
randa where four doors open to a lobby. The 16-by-17-
foot lobby also has a storage closet that can be
makeshifted into a small bar for refreshments.
Two doors open into the theater.
In addition, the theater upgrade will include a fire
The renovation plans took off when the Island
Players decided to bring the toilets in accord with the
Americans for Disabilities Act so they would be acces-
sible to handicapped individuals, Ballman said.
"It just grew from there," Ballman said. "We've
always been short of space for the lighting and we
never had a lobby."
The addition and a new lease were approved by the
red tide funds
The Island Players new makeover includes a new lobby, veranda and handicapped bathrooms.
landlord, the Anna Maria City Commission, this month.
Island Players currently has about $25,000 on hand
and is looking for donations to pay the rest of the bill
Solutions To Avoid Red Tide is looking for
$500,000 to be used in researching ways to slow or stop
the pesky algal blooms from reaching shore.
One of the first areas of research is clay.
START founder and Longboat Key Commissioner
Jim Patterson has said that common clay, in liquid or
powder form, has been successfully used in the Orient
to beat back the toxic algae blooms that kill fish and
cause respiratory distress in humans. The clay is spread
on the floating red tide, which causes it to sink to the bot-
tom rather than float ashore.
or at least a portion of the $80,000 tab. Barring that,
Island Players President Linda Davis said her group
would seek a mortgage.
The group is also looking at floating containment
booms, similar to those used to control oil spills, as a
means to keep the rotting fish carcasses from the area's
beaches and bays.
Anyone interested in assisting financially in the
project should write to START, P.O. Box 8296,
Longboat Key, Fla. 34228.
Red tide is caused by blooms of a tiny marine organ-
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duce toxins that cause fish kills, contaminate shellfish and
can cause severe respiratory irritation to humans.
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Bark like a seal
Sorry, Bradenton Beach, but we couldn't help but
poke a little fun at your search for a new seal. Cartoon-
ist Jack Egan leapt to the drawing board at the mere
mention of the contest.
But the old seal doesn't look all that broken to us.
It has elements necessary for a Gulffront community -
a boat, fish, a scallop shell, year of incorporation, name
of the city and a motto.
We wouldn't argue that the typography could be
updated, though. Three different typefaces appear on
the logo. We've learned that style is a no-no.
Maybe the motto is what needs updating."Watch us
grow," it says. Watch us grow better is more like it.
What began as beach renourishment in December
1992 was the spark in what we heralded as a renaissance
of civic and home improvements in February 1995.
Businesses, and particularly motels and accommo-
dations on Gulf Drive, contributed with extensive reno-
vations and rejuvenations. It became most evident on
Bridge Street, a long-ago honky-tonk scene trans-
formed into a historic district of distinguished charac-
ter. Homeowners followed suit. The Tingley Memorial
Library vision became reality.
Bradenton Beach always had an immense share of
pride. The new Bradenton Beach swells with it.
So, now's your chance to display that self-esteem
by contributing your version of a new seal for the city.
There's even a reward offered for the effort.
Progress without change
We definitely need improved cellular phone service
on the Island. Cell phone usage has increased dramatically
and Islanders aren't the type to forgo conveniences.
Tower sites proposed at the Holmes Beach Marina
and city hall were nixed last year, but plans for the
tower at the Smith Realtors property, across from city
hall, have advanced. A public hearing was held and
commissioners unanimously voted aye to the tower.
At least one adjacent homeowner is contemplating
legal action to prevent the tower from being built there.
Consolidation of existing towers at the proposed
site is a definite plus of GTE's latest proposal but that
feature would be welcome regardless of the site.
What we're left to wonder, as stated before in this
space, is what's wrong with a cell site atop the
Martinique condominium, already six stories tall? How
about a site adjacent to Galati Marine and Leverocks,
already intensely commercial, on Perico Island just a
couple of miles from the proposed site?
Commissioners should ask GTE to try harder to find
an acceptable site one that's agreeable to Islanders.
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Cell tower will be eyesore
I hope the Islander Bystander will stand up for
preservation of the quality of life on Anna Maria Island
and disapprove the proposed construction of a 155-foot
cell phone tower in the middle of a residential neigh-
borhood in Holmes Beach.
Smith Realtors, who is supposed to be an advocate
of healthy residential property values in this commu-
nity is obviously going after a quick buck by betraying
its neighbors and leasing its property to GTE.
As a homeowner directly across the street from this
proposed eyesore, I am appalled that the city commis-
sion would so easily approve of this tower in this loca-
Smith Realtors is on a small triangle of land that is
surrounded on three sides by homes. If this tower is so
necessary, and I doubt seriously that it is, then why not
put it on commercial or government land that is not
totally enclosed by homes? Why not replace the exist-
ing police tower with this one, or put it in "downtown"
As a community, we have to slow down and recon.-
sider the visual effect of a huge tower like this. In the
past we have demanded strict zoning that preserved our
vertical views; we have rejected high rises and a 65-
foot bridge. We need to again make a stand and stop
this tower from being built in this location.
Alice Grossman, Holmes Beach
Opposed to the cell tower
As a former client of Smith Realtors in Holmes
Beach, I am very upset that this company sells the
beauty of Anna Maria Island for greedy money. In
1993, they praised this Island to me because of its re-
mote character, without McDonalds, high-rise hotels
and its residential privacy. Now they want GTE to put
up a 155-foot tower with a blinking red light on tip and
a constant air-conditioned machinery room on the
When, in 1996, GTE applied for a permit to build
a tower at the marina, the residents of this area vetoed
it and so did the city commission. At last week's com-
mission meeting, three Island residents were in favor
of that tower, but the majority were against it. After
reading a letter of my friend, whose house is across
from the planned tower site, even the three in favor
recanted and said that they would not want to live with
a 155-foot monstrosity in their front yard. Despite that,
the city commission voted unanimously to accept the
GTE application. That leaves me to think about one
thing: what is the difference to a commissioner be-
tween owners of up to $1 million houses, who do not
want the tower in their neighborhood, and owners of a
$120,000 home without canal or view of the bay who
do not want the tower?
I'd like to hear from Island residents to see if the
majority does want or does not want the tower in the
middle of their community. Are they aware what im-
pact that tower has to the future of Anna Maria Island?
Every other company in America can apply to put up
a tower on our Island, and as long as they find commer-
cial space, the commission has to approve it. Please call
the commissioners and the owner of Smith Realtors if
you are opposed to the tower. I have a group of people
who want to fight the tower, so we'd like to hear from
you and get your opinion at 778-4229.
Sabine Buehler, Holmes Beach
Crosswalks too dangerous
On Monday, March 31, a Manatee bus barely
missed hitting a pedestrian trying to cross the street at
the crosswalk on Gulf Drive by the post office in Anna
I watched as young lady pushing a baby in a buggy
waited at the crosswalk for seven minutes to cross the
The warning signs are inadequate and for over 30
years I've yet to see a police officer enforce this law.
Must we wait until someone is killed or severely
John Bacich, Anna Maria City
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Part 12, The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder
This was how the crowd looked at Cortez Beach (Bradenton Beach) at the time
the Cortez Bridge opened in 1922.
OFF ON A JOYRIDE
Almost wrecked by the hurricane of
October 1921, the new bridge to Anna
Maria Island was rebuilt in two months'
time and hundreds of visitors drove their
Model T's across it on dedication day to
frolic on the beaches.
It was if a spigot had been turned
on. That winter of 1921-22 the stream of
tourists never stopped.
The era of the automobile had ush-
ered in Florida's incredible land boom
of the 1920s.
Hype from a new daily newspaper,
the Bradentown Herald, brought a surge
of customers to Wyman and Green's
Cortez Beach Resort (A.F. Green hap-
pened to be one of the investors in the
paper as well as mayor of Bradentown).
The paper ran column after column
of Island news, especially social notes
emphasizing the amenities of Cortez
Beach. These included a big beach ca-
sino with dressing rooms for bathers, a
restaurant and a dance floor.
The casino regularly held Friday
fish fries. Members of the Bradentown
Tourist Club banded together to give
visitors free automobile rides to the
beach. All anyone had to do was be at
the Manatee County courthouse at 10 in
the morning to join a jolly motorcade
headed to the beaches.
On Independence Day the
Bradentown Baseball Association ar-
ranged for a doubleheader at a ball dia-
mond in Bradentown. There was one
game in the morning, the other in the
afternoon, pitting "Bradentown's Bat-
tling and league-leading Growers"
against the "Tampa Smokers." (The
team names referred to Bradentown's
citrus industry and the cigar industry of
After that it was on to Anna Maria
Island for water sports. Prizes went to
winners of swimming races, a diving
competition and an event involving "ac-
robatic stunts on the diving poles."
Some of the promotions flopped.
One weekend the Cortez Resort staged
an auction of lots that was highly adver-
tised not only locally but in the Tampa
and St. Petersburg newspapers. A small
side-wheel steamer was leased to bring
potential lot buyers down the Bay from
those points. But the boat ran aground
and the excursionists never set foot on
the Island at all. They spent "many
weary hours in very confined quarters,"
the paper reported afterwards in a rare
moment of candor.
There was another resort up on the
north end of the Island Anna Maria
Beach. Its builder, George W. "Will"
Bean, son of the Island's first settler,
had gone bankrupt in 1917, but new
owners were trying to revive it.
The Herald also gave it some pub-
licity. Like this item:
"W.M. Guthrie and party arrived in
Anna Maria Beach Monday morning at
10 o'clock by the Adams Boat Line just
46 hours after taking the train at Cleve-
land, Ohio. By making a direct connec-
tion to Tampa and having an automo-
bile and truck waiting for them they
were able to get their trunks and party
to the 6 o'clock boat out of Tampa.
They have taken the Lotus cottage on
the dock for the season and expect to
get in some good fishing this winter."
A coup for Anna Maria Beach was
the opportunity to host a picnic for the
employees of the Peninsular Telephone
Company headquartered in
Bradentown. Telephone people from
all over the upper west coast were in-
vited, from Tarpon Springs down south
Three hundred "hello girls" and tele-
phone crewmen arrived at the Anna
Maria dock on the steamer Jessie B.
Adams and others came by auto, for a
total of nearly 500 guests. At the end of
the perfect day of fun in the sun, they
feasted on 18 gallons of scallops -
shelled and packed in ice plus 500
pounds of fish with "all the trimmings."
The day was topped off with serv-
ings of ice cream packed by the Purity
Ice Cream Company of Bradentown
("We put smiles in every packer").
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Dale Woodland's suggestion of having a set recy-
cling day on the Island deserves solid consideration.
Responsibility for our ecosystem is up to each of
us every single day.
Anna Maria Island is such a pristine place on the
planet. Those fortunate enough to live there should
strive to keep it as clean and natural as humanly pos-
David Reid, West Hollywood, Calif.
Changes in fire district
need to go further
In response to Larry Hind's letter to the editor in
The Islander's April 9 issue, I must say, that quite the
contrary to what Mr. Hinds contends, I am very much
in favor of changing our fire district.
My complaint is that the changes proposed by the
fire district do not go nearly far enough and in the long
run don't solve our problems.
The fire district's attempt to take over the EMS
service, in my mind, is both unrealistic and exces-
sively costly. Even the district itself, realizing that
costs are getting out of hand, has proposed to merge
with the Westside Fire District. However, if reports
are correct, Westside has already stated that it has no
interest in take over the EMS service.
As it stands now, Manatee County is providing
first-class EMS service to the residents of Anna Maria
at a reasonable cost. Additionally, I have just been
informed that the promised third ambulance for the
district is now operational.
So what needed changes am I talking about? Not
too many years ago, Manatee County was very rural.
Volunteers to fight fires were readily available night
and day. Now we are rapidly becoming urbanized,
daytime volunteers are nowhere to be found, and more
and more, we have had to turn to paid firemen. The old
volunteer fire districts have become obsolete.
What is needed now is what many of our neigh-
boring counties have done merge all the local fire
districts into a county-wide department and incorpo-
rate the EMS service into the county system. The po-
tential for saving is tremendous efficiency of op-
eration is great. In the interim, the district should pur-
sue additional merger opportunities with other dis-
Let us not jump from the fiscal fat into the fiscal
fire. We need to look for a long-term solution.
Dr. Arthur Danziger, Holmes Beach
Auction 'breaks the bank'
for Island Center
Yes, we all did it! The Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center auction raised more than $63,000. This
far exceeded our aggressive goal of $50,000! It was
certainly "An Affaire To Remember."
How do I thank everyone who were so giving and
supportive? It took such a huge group of dedicated
citizens to make this event possible. So many "man
hours" are put into an event like this.
I must mention and personally thank my commit-
tee who started working on the auction the day after
the last auction Pierrette Kelly, Judy Titsworth,
Gary Wooten, Jeannie Bystrom, Caryl Bouziane,
Kathy Brieter, Ann DeBellvue and Jennifer Lowman.
A very close part of our team were the Center's
loyal staff members, Scott Dell and Diana Robinson.
These few people worked diligently on the auction and
formed sub-committees and a volunteer group that
Our volunteer list is a book in itself and so many
gave up their valuable time to be there for us. I have
never seen such a strong and dedicated group. Every-
one pitched in and just did the work and no one ever
complained. In fact, we had so many offers of help we
started making lists for 1998.
Harry's Continental Kitchen put on a great meal
the best ever and all our other contributors to the
meal were fabulous. We all know how much the Sand-
bar and Gary Wooten's team pitched in and made it a
most elegant evening the corkers, the spotters, the
cleaners, the servers, the cashiers, the champagne
pourers, the greeters, the bar servers, the auctioneer,
the runners, the silent auction and live auction manag-
ers, the raffle help, the flower arrangers.
Thanks to all the contributors who enable us to
even have an auction and, of course, to our generous
friends an patrons.
We thought we were aggressive with our desire to
reach $50,000 but we did it. We all did it Thank you ...
$75,000 next year?
Trudy Moon, chairman,
"An Affaire to Remember"
Just say no to phone solicitation,
says town manager
It's that time of year again when telephone solici-
tations seem to increase.
Longboat Key citizens should be wary of any tele-
phone solicitations received from anyone identifying
themselves as Longboat Key police or fire personnel.
Longboat Police Chief John Kintz, Fire Chief Bob
Fakelman and I advise citizens to be wary of any calls
of this nature. The Town of Longboat Key does not
approve or does it encourage citizens to contribute to
any organization identifying itself as a Town of
Longboat Key department.
Griff Roberts, Longboat Key Town Manager
Alder's column a keepsake for
My husband and I found June Alder's write-up on
the Bridge Man particularly interesting as Jack
Leffingwell was a very distant cousin of my husband.
When we first moved to Bradenton from Michigan
in the 1970s, I joined the Manatee County Historical
Society and at one of the luncheons met a Mrs.
Leffingwell who was either the widow of Jack L. or his
Anyway, we found that our husbands were both
descendants of the original Thomas Leffingwell who
emigrated from England in the 1630s and settled in
If I remember correctly, Jack Leffingwell's family
later migrated to St. Louis from which they eventually
came to Florida, while my husband's branch settled in
upstate New York on the Hudson. His grandmother
was Nora Leffingwell (Van Loan) of Athens, N.Y.
I've cut out Alder's write-up to save for the, chil-
Elizabeth Van Loan, Bradenton
Bridge tender thanks
Holmes Beach police
Frequently we take excellent public service for
granted and fail to provide recognition when due.
I have been a bridge tender on the Anna Maria
bridge for several years. Occasionally it has been nec-
essary to call the Holmes Beach police for accident and
traffic assistance on the bridge.
On each occasion, they have been courteous, very
quick to respond, and of significant assistance with
contacting other agencies, towing, etc., and resolving
the problem as rapidly as possible to get the traffic
moving again with minimum delay.
They do a great job and it is appreciated.
Eric Wilson, Cortez
Tennis group thanks local
The Anna Maria Island Senior Tennis Group
would like to thank the local businesses and people
who contributed prizes for its annual tournament held
A big thank you goes to Good Earth West, Flash
Rites, Island Fitness Center, Tip of the Island, Back Bay
Steak House, Magic Mile Tennis Shop, Gulf Drive Cafe,
Island Gourmet Deli & Catering, Rod Jordan, The Is-
lander Bystander, Beaver Products, J&J Graphics, The
Canvas Shop, Home Hardware, Here's To Your Health,
Barefoot Traders, Buck Creek Groves, Island Package
Liquors, Bagel Shop and Island Garden Center.
Alan James, AMI Senior Tennis Group
Merchants come through
for church guild
St. Bernard's Guild would like to thank all the
merchants who donated to our recent fashion show lun-
The guild appreciated the support of all who at-
tended the luncheon.
Without everyone's involvement the affair would
not have been the success it was.
Burdette Doerr, St. Bernard's Guild
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Arthur Lawrence Abrahamson died April 14 in
Bradenton were he resided since 1987.
Mr. Abrahamson was a member of Westminster
Presbyterian Church and prior member of Crestview
Christian Church in Indianapolis. He was a member
of Sahib Temple (Shrine), Scottish Rite Cathedral,
Blue Lodge in Monticello, Minn., and Kappa Eta
He graduated from the University of Minnesota
in 1929 in electrical engineering. He worked for
Westinghouse Electric Corp. until his retirement in
He is survived by his wife, Emily; a daughter,
Tonnya Olsen of Denver, Colo.; a son, Lee of Safety
Harbor, Fla.; one sister, Helen Abrahamson; two
brothers, Kenneth and Glen, both of Minneapolis,
Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Joan Abrahamson Voyles
of Anna Maria City; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Freedom Village
Retirement Center. Memorial donations may be
made to the family in care of Lee Abrahamson, 328
2nd St. S., Safety Harbor, Fla. 34695.
Constance 0. Ebbers
Constance 0. Ebbers, 91, of Anna Maria, died
'April 16 in Personacare.
Born in County Cork, Ireland, Mrs. Ebbers came
to Manatee County from Charlotte, N.C., in 1989. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Gabriels
Catholic Church in Charlotte, N.C.
She is survived by one son, Stephen of Hilton
Head, S.C.; one sister, Rita O'Donovan of Anna Maria;
three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Lakeland Memo-
rial Park in Monroe, N.C. Kicliter Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.
Tamas Kollar, 62, of Holmes Beach, died April
7 at home.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Mr. Kollar was a
Freedom Fighter in the Hungarian uprising in 1956
and came to the United States that year. He and his
family owned and operated the Admiral's Arms Inn
in the Turks and Caicos islands for eight years. He
resided in Anna Maria since 1972.
He is survived by is wife, Robin, owner of Gulf-
Bay Realty; two sons, Attica and Zoltan of
Bradenton; and a daughter, Zita of Holmes Beach.
Services will be private. Memorial donations
may be made to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria City, Fla.
Charles R. "Chuck" McKee, 78, of Bradenton
Beach, died April 17 at home.
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Mr. McKee
came to Manatee County from Garden City, Mich.,
in 1979. He was an automobile salesman for Ford
Motor Company in Michigan. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by two daughters, Lynn Wacht
of Garden City and Cheryl Moore of Fremont,
Calif.; a son, Daniel of Garden City; a sister, Jane
Adam of Holmes Beach; four grandchildren,
Tammy Parrelly, Larry Adams, and Michael and
Paul Wacht; and one great-grandchild, Spencer
There will be no services.
Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar, was
in charge of the arrangements.
Ernest A. Utterdorfer, 81, of Bradenton, died
April 17 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Newport, R.I., Mr. Utterdorfer came to
Manatee County from Long Island, N.Y., in 1979.
He was a retired electronics engineer active in the
space program, specifically the Apollo missions,
and is one of a select few who has his name on the
moon as a NASA engineer involved with the space
He attended St. Bernard Catholic Church in
Holmes Beach. He was a member of the Holy
Name Society, Knights of Columbia, Ancient Or-
der of Hibernians, and 25-year volunteer fireman
with the West Hempstead Fire Department.
He is survived by one daughter, Kathleen
Busick of Honolulu; one sister, Helen Magee of
Elmont, N.Y.; one brother, David of Bradenton;
three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, Holmes Beach. Service was
held at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach with Father Patrick Farrell officiating.
Burial was in Fogartyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Project Light of Manatee, P.O. Box 14892,
Bradenton, Fla. 34280. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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chorus to give season
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus will present its own version of a Three-Soprano
Concert on Sunday, April 27, during its last concert of
the 1996/97 season.
Lee Dougherty-Ross, Ruth Danielle Dozier, both
new arrivals in Sarasota, and Robin Hendrix of Tampa,
will be featured in Vivaldi's "Gloria in D" for soloists,
chorus and orchestra.
The event will mark their first appearance together
and their debut with the Anna Maria Orchestra & Cho-
The concert will also include Schubert's Sym-
phony No. 5, and Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3, with
Jim Bertrand playing the French Horn solo. Alfred
Gershfeld will conduct.
The concert will be held at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Admis-
sion is free. A $5 per person donation is requested.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 23, 1997 M PAGE 11-A jr-
Island Wildlife Center is
Two traditional area events, the Sarasota Sea-
food Festival and the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, are join-
ing forces this year with a major beneficiary being
an Anna Maria wildlife organization.
The event will be Saturday and Sunday, May 3
and 4, from noon to 8 p.m. at Ken Thompson Park
on City Island in Sarasota.
The promoter, Florida Festivals Inc., has an-
nounced that part of the proceeds will go to the
Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center Inc.,
Bradenton Beach. The organization treats 2,000 or
more injured and orphaned animals a year and de-
pends solely on donations, said the center's Colleen
The festival will feature seafood from many
Florida restaurants, plus Spanish and Latin fare. Mu-
sic will be mariachi, flamenco, rock, blues, jazz and
top 40. For children the show will provide a stage
and activity center, games, rides, clowns and a daily
pifiata break. A trip for two to Mexico will be the
There is ample free parking at the park, officials
said. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.
Further information is available at 921-2482.
Key Royale Women's Club
to hold final meeting
The Key Royale Club Women's Association will
hold its final meeting of the 1996-97 season on Mon-
day, April 28, at the clubhouse.
Luncheon will be served at noon to be followed by
the installation of officers for 1997-98.
West Side Fire District
sponsors health fair
West Side Fire District and Manatee Home
Companions will sponsor a health fair and open
house on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event
will take place at Manatee'Home Companions As-
sisted Living Home, 116 75th Street W., Bradenton.
Health screenings such as vascular circulation
checks, blood tests, eye exams, back and spine
checks and blood pressure checks will be available
for free. Business will offer discounts and give-
There will be food booths and magic and music
throughout the day.
Tours of Manatee Home Companions Assisted
Living Home will be available.
Episcopal women to
entertain St. Bernard Guild
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of
the Annunciation will entertain the members of St.
Bernard Guild on Thursday, May 1, at a general
Reservations should be made by Monday, April
28, by calling the church at 778-1638, or by signing up
in Lowe Hall of the Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The women of the ECW will provide a salad and
dessert at noon after a short business meeting.
and wildlife by
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Zadaroshi with E.T., left,
and Tiny, a full grown,
Nicodemus. E.T. is the
second largest species of
owl found in Florida.
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Do I miss my home up north, you ask young
Well no, but I sorely miss our old time cellar.
That was a place where on a rainy day,
You could always chase the kids to play.
And where Mom could store all her jellies and
And you could even hang up a couple of hams.
Where dad had his workbench with all this
And.a bar in the comer with a couple of stools.
A place where we could store the homemade
And mom could hang the wash on the line.
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Babe Ruth field should be completed by fall
By David Futch
Construction on a new Babe Ruth League baseball
field behind Holmes Beach City Hall is expected to
begin next month and will be completed this fall.
Manatee County will pay the cost of building the
field as long as Holmes Beach takes care of upkeep and
maintenance, County Commissioner Stan Stephens
According to the agreement between the City of
Holmes Beach and Manatee County, the county will
spend $50,000 to upgrade the city's ball field to a Babe
The work will include installing a new backstop,
field fencing and an irrigation system. The county will
also lay clay in the infield and sod the remaining parts
of the outfield.
The agreement authorizes the county to use all the
facilities at the Homes Beach park without charge dur-
ing the term of the agreement, in effect until March 30,
It also states that if the park is closed for any 30-
day period or the agreement is terminated, the city shall
reimburse the county for its expenditures.
"We'll all be happy to see this field built,"
Stephens said. "Everyone's in agreement it needs to be
built and the county has committed to funding it."
Elmo Torres, Anna Maria Island Little League vice
president, said the field has been too long in coming.
In the past, parents had to shuttle their children -into
town three or four times a week for practice and games
Registration begins now for the American Can-
cer Society's "Relay for Life" to be held May 16
and 17. The 24-hour non-competitive relay will be
held at the Manatee Community College track to
benefit the Manatee County Unit of the American
Former and current cancer patients, their fami-
lies and the public are invited to take part in this ex-
citing team relay event. The teams consist of indi-
viduals representing corporations, clubs, organiza-
- which led to lack of interest on the part of both.
"Yes, we are going to have an Island team next
year and we'd like to have two," Torres said. "The idea
is to have more than one team and to have teams come
to the Island and play."
In addition to the Babe Ruth field complete with
fence and an electronic scoreboard, the county will
build a Little League practice field at Anna Maria El-
ementary School, Holmes Beach City Commissioner
Luke Courtney said.
Courtney, who is commission liaison to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center and at the front in
getting the field built, said a Little League practice field
for T-ball was originally planned for the area between
the Babe Ruth field and the fire district facility.
However, there wasn't enough room and plans for
this field shifted to the elementary school.
Along with the most recent set of plans for city hall
and the surrounding property, architect H. Patterson
Fletcher has designed the Babe Ruth field. Fletcher's
drawings show a soccer field on the property as well,
but opinions differ on whether there will be enough
space for the two playing fields.
The Babe Ruth field will be 300 feet down the right
and left field lines and 330 feet to dead center,
Courtney said. It is expected to be finished in the fall,
The current field has home plate in the northeast
portion of the land behind city hall. Home plate on the
existing field will be moved back 30 feet along Flotilla
Drive to make enough room, he said.
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Instead of St. Augustine grass, the county will in-
stall Bermuda grass and dig a well so the field can be
watered, Courtney said. The field will not be lighted
because cost estimates show the bill for that would be
$60,000, he said.
"This park is justified because there is no field for
teenagers," Courtney said. "After Little League, the
kids are to their own devices. We think it will cost vir-
tually nothing to maintain it. Mowing is about it."
There also is talk of the four-county champion Is-
land Football Club using the remainder of the field for
soccer. Currently the team plays its home games at
G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. The team has a strong
following and it's typical for them to attract several
hundred fans to games.
Island Football Club plans to offer assistance again
this summer to a soccer camp at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center and hopes to incorporate youth
teams in their league the fall, according to spokesper-
son Kevin Cassidy. However, the Center does not have
a full-size field for regulation games.
Commissioner Stephens said he would like to see
the team find a home.
"There's no reason they couldn't use the outfield
for a soccer field," Stephens said. "We recently took a
look at all county lands in an effort to make better use
of them. They ought to be used as much as possible."
Courtney said there should be no problem with the
soccer club using the field.
"It's better than what they have at the Community
Center," Courtney said. "This is a multi-purpose field."
Scott Dell, program director at the Center, said he
was asked for his ideas on what should be included
because he oversees Center programs that utilize the
fields and facilities.
He said he suggested an adult-sized soccer field be-
cause the Little League outfield at the Center is too small.
"There's a need for the adult soccer field with the
Island Football Club," Dell said. "We need the Babe
Ruth field because when Island kids reach 13 they have
to go in town to play ball or they quit playing ball. It's
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Architect H. Patterson Fletcher's drawings for the new Holmes Beach city complex show a Babe Ruth field, soccer field and other recreation areas co-existing on the site.
FIELD, FROM PAGE 12 soccer field would have to double as the baseball in- Parents said Island children need another p]
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"Soccer is something we talked about but there's
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Courtney said the impetus for the ball field started
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Help Anna Maria Elementary School adopt a book
By Joy Courtney
Anna Maria Elementary School PTO needs help
from the community to supply all students in grades
kindergarten through sixth with a state mandated new
Every six years Florida schools are required to update
their reading series. The total cost of all textbooks and
additional materials is approximately $19,000 for Anna 1
Maria. Our Island school finds itself approximately $5,000 .
short, after state, PTO and Anna Maria Elementary '
fundraiser money is used, to purchase the series.
Educators and parents of Anna Maria Elementary 1 V
chose the Houghlin Mifflin series after a review of all
competitors. They decided on the Houghlin Mifflin series
due to its extended format involving other subjects within
a reading lesson such as spelling, grammar and punctua- .
tion. Additional books for those subjects will not be -- ..
To raise the money needed, the PTO asks the commu-
nity to "Adopt-a-Book." For each $25 donation, a perma-
nent bookmark will be added to each new reading text
stating a message from the donator. An example would be:
"In appreciation of the wonderful teachers of Anna Maria .... ...
Elementary School, this book is donated by: (followed by .
your family or child's name)."
Forms to complete a bookmark message and to be Mind investment
used with your donation are available by calling the Student Brad Bryant, left; Lynn McDonough, teacher; and student Hannah Crowe are all smiles over the new
school office at 778-1125 or at the administration of- reading series for all students and teachers at Anna Maria Elementary. $5,000 needs to be raised from the
fice of the school, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. community to help the school purchase the series. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Anna Maria .
S Elementary ..
School Menu i
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice .
Lunch: Waffles w/Sausage or Cheese
. Croissant, Juice, Cinnamon Apples
* Breakfast: French Toast, Juice
Lunch: Tacos or Burrito, Lettuce.& Tomato,
* Peaches, Pudding 'r..
Wednesday, 4/30/97 A
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* Lunch: Broiled Chicken Patty on Bun or *
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S Lunch: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Green
* Beans, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread or Mini- .
Chef Salad Commendable performance
Friday, 5/2/97 These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria School for the week ended April 14. Kneeling, from left, are
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice Mason Ellis and Bryan Carrera. Second row, from left, are Emily Maggio, Clay Barlow, Mark Krauss and James
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, Lang. Back, from left are Andrew Prudente, Meredith Durkin, Brandi McGohan, Mic Cripe and David Michael.
* Corn, Salad, Ice Cream
All meals served with milk. 0
******************"*" "Joy Courtney
Helping Meals on Wheels
The Easter bunny had a lot of help from students at Anna Maria Elementary.
Classmates in Karen Paul's third-grade class with their kindergarten/first-grade
partners in Patricia Wagner's class, turned milk cartons and construction paper
into 60 holiday bunny boxes filled with candy for Meals on Wheels.'
Balloons today, baskets tomorrow
Caitlin Burns smiles among the balloon Easter baskets she and her fellow stu-
dents in Lynne McDonough's kindergarten/first-grade class made for the holiday.
String is dipped into a mixture of a colored starch and sugar and immediately
applied to the outside of a blown-up balloon. In approximately two weeks, after
the string has hardened, the balloon is popped and candy inserted into the
remaining hanging basket.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 23, 1997 0 PAGE 15-A I1I
The "Keystoners" are at it again in Holmes Beach.
In March 1994 I1 was stopped with "lights and si-
ren" in Anna Maria while roller blading on North Shore
Drive. (No sidewalk.)
In recent weeks, Manatee County sheriffs deputies
have warned roller bladers off the road. According to
one irate mom, a deputy stopped two children and
threatened them with $44 fines if they stepped in the
road with blades.
On one hand, roller bladers are excluded from road
use in bicycle safety regulations. On the other hand,
deputies refuse to recognize bladers as pedestrians.
This new brush comes on the heels of several bi-
cycle citations issued to juveniles who were forced to
supply thumbprint identification in patrol cars a
policy termed excessive by three other agencies.
One woman said her 15-year-old son asked to be
taken to his mother to be ID'd when he was ticketed for
running a stop sign on his bike and his request was
The fines ranged from $26 to $78 and the citations
appear on the youths' motor vehicle record. Surely
higher insurance rates are staring down the barrel in the
Put this together with an incident at the residence
of two men who hosted an outdoor Sunday afternoon
cookout. While the group played horseshoes outside in
the yard, a deputy arrived with alleged noise com-
plaints at approximately 6:30 p.m. One of the hosts
called a commissioner who told him the noise ordi-
nance takes effect at 9:30 p.m.
When this information was related, the deputy re-
portedly snapped back, "We don't care what your or-
dinances are. We work for the county."
Now, there are several problems here and they
have one solution.
Anna Maria Commissioners should be encouraged
to relate the gentle nature of our community to depu-
ties who overzealously enforce policies intended for
gang neighborhoods, slums and metropolitan streets.
My how this makes us yearn for the old days and
the friendly, neighborly demeanor of Island police.
We say, Island attitude or off Island.
Birders to conduct count
Saturday on Island
The birds of Anna Maria Island will have guests
Saturday, as Charles Pead and Carlton Martin take in-
terested humans on a respectful tour of bird hangouts.
The visitation is part of the Manatee County Audubon
Society's program, but it is open to anyone who wants to
see birds, said Martin, a retired Air Force colonel who
lives in Holmes Beach. He has led many such field trips.
He and Pead, a longtime Audubon official, hope
"birders" will see most of the 75 species identified here
during the semi-annual count in December.
But it is getting late in the northward migration sea-
son, Pead said, and some species may have cleared the
A welcome sight
People "birding" on afield trip
around Anna Maria Island Saturday
hope to catch sight of sanderlings,
such as these seen during the "Christ-
mas count" by the Manatee County
And "we are seeing fewer and fewer unusual birds
every year," said Martin. "The habitat is getting more
scarce, maybe less food is available, or maybe they are
taking a different flight path."
He noted that the "Christmas count," 97th of its
kind by the Audubon organization, found 10,978 birds
of the 75 species on the Island and nearby. Altogether
in Manatee County, counters saw 38,673 birds of 133
species. That's a lot of birds, he acknowledged, but far
off the record 50,841 in 1992.
That drop in the count probably is due not to fewer
birds, he said, but to fewer observers on teams and
fewer neighborhood counters than ever before.
They take people where the birds are, Pead and
Martin said, such as Bean Point and Leffis Key as well
as many more accessible areas.
Saturday, April 26, they will meet at 7:30 a.m. at
the Island Branch Library, Martin said, and probably
split into two groups, Martin leading a group northward
with Pead taking other contingent south.
They plan to cover at least the beaches, the Island
schoolyard, St. Bernard Church's yard, a Key Royale
beach and the northern and southern extremes of the Is-
Further information may be obtained from Martin
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 9, stolen bicycle, 500 block of Bayview
April 10, domestic battery, 500 block of Spring
Avenue. The suspect pushed the victim, causing him to
fall, said the report. When the victim tried to leave, the
suspect grabbed him under the arm. When he called
911, the suspect tried to grab the telephone from him,
then threw it, causing it to break.
April 17, information, Bean Point. The complain-
ant reported he took a piece of what appeared to be a
decomposed extremity from a dog's mouth. He said the
dog dug it up on the beach. The crime lab responded
and a preliminary investigation determined that it ap-
peared to be the foot of an animal, possibly a pig. It was
sent to the medical examiner for a final determination.
April 11, theft, Coquina Beach. The victim re-
ported a person unknown entered the lifeguard stand
and removed a marine rescue jumpsuit valued at $50.
April 11, theft of a bicycle valued at $175, 200
block of 24th Street.
April 11, burglary to an occupied dwelling, 2103
Gulf Drive, Tropic Isle Resort. The victim reported a
person unknown entered the unlocked motel room and
removed two fanny packs valued at $80 and contain-
ing a wallet valued at $25, a credit card, $170 in cash,
two passports and $1,000 in traveler's checks.
April 13, theft of a bicycle, 1007- Gulf Drive
North, Summer Sands condominiums.
April 13, DUI with property damage, 2500 block
of Gulf Drive. The driver, Neva Jean Hawkins, 60, of
Cortez, failed to notice that the victim's vehicle slowed
down to make a turn and hit it. After completing the
crash investigation, the officer attempted to administer
field performance tests to Hawkins but couldn't com-
plete them for fear she would hurt herself. The officer
placed her in custody. While Hawkins was at the
Homes Beach police station to take a breathalyzer test,
she fell forward and hit her head on a chair and EMS
transported her to the hospital for stitches.
April 13, bench warrants, violation of parole,
Bridge Street and Gulf Drive. The officer did a traffic
stop and after a check of the occupants, he found war-
rants for the passenger and placed him in custody.
April 14, domestic battery, 2400 block of Avenue
B. The victim reported the suspect struck her multiple
times in the face, knocking her unconscious, but she
would not sign a complaint. The officer issued a capias
for the suspect.
April 14, burglary to an automobile, 700 block of
Gulf Drive South. The victim reported a person un-
known cut a hole in the convertible top and removed
a 35 mm camera valued at $320, a cellular phone val-
ued at $100 and 10 cassette tapes valued at $50.
April 16, DUI with property damage, DWLS,
leaving the scene of an accident, 120 Bridge Street,
Drift Inn. Arthur L. VanWinkle, 27, of Bradenton
Beach, drove onto the sidewalk, into a wooden fence
and crashed into the side of the Drift Inn, said wit-
nesses. The witness took him inside the bar where he
fled out the back door.
The officer located VanWinkle at the Bradenton
Beach Marina and took him back to the Drift Inn where
two witnesses identified him as the driver. The officer
administered field performance tests and placed
VanWinkle in custody. A check revealed VanWinkle's
driver's license was suspended.
April 11, theft, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The
complainant reported a subject walked out of the store
without paying for a six-pack of beer valued at $3.
April 11, suspicious, 3800 block of Fourth Av-
enue. The complainant reported his two daughters were
outside playing when a vehicle driven by an older male
subject parked near the apartment and watched the girls
play for quite a while. The complainant brought the
girls inside for an hour, then let them go back outside
The subject reappeared in his vehicle and followed
the girls as they walked to the end of the street and
back. According to the report, the complainant ap-
proached the vehicle and the subject yelled, "Go back
home, Yankee" and left the area.
April 11, theft, 3242 East Bay Drive, Wave Zone.
The complainant reported four subjects came into the
store and, after they left, he discovered a pair of shorts
valued at $45 missing.
April 12, suspicious, 700 block of Manatee Avenue.
The officer stopped a vehicle with a burned out headlight
and found five full bottles of beer and one empty bottle
inside. He also found the two juveniles passengers in pos-
session of two bottles of unknown pills. The juveniles
were released to the custody of their parents and the driver
was issued a citation for the headlight. A capias request
will be issued if the test results show the pills are a con-
trolled substance, said the report.
April 12, theft of a bicycle valued at $150, 6300
block of Flotilla Drive.
April 12, damage, 6600 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported an unknown object hit the
glass entrance door and broke it. Damages were $350.
April 12, theft of $27 in gasoline, 3015 Gulf
April 12, theft of a bicycle valued at $200, 6300
block of Flotilla Drive.
April 13, found property a pair of crutches,
7800 block of Palm Drive.
April 13, animal, 300 block of 55th Street. The
complainant reported a pig was rooting in his front
yard. The owner retrieved the pig. The complainant
was upset that a pig is allowed in the city, said the re-
port. The officer told him the city commission gave the
owner a variance to keep the pig.
April 13, domestic, 5300 block of Gulf Drive.
The subject reported she slapped the victim and was
placed in custody.
April 14, suspicious, 6500 block of Flotilla Drive.
The complainant reported an unknown subject fled
from the lanai of her home after she saw him.
April 14, theft of a bicycle valued at $50, 6300
block of Flotilla Drive.
April 14, lost property a wallet, 3200 block of
East Bay Drive.
April 15, 5400 block of Marina Drive. The com-
plainant reported an anonymous subject found a mari-
juana pipe in a potted plant holder. The pipe was de-
stroyed by police.
April 15, theft, 7000 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed a
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Friendly 'Flipper' can be fearsome
By Jim Hanson
Go ahead. Pet a dolphin just as you'd pet a griz-
zly bear in the wild. Feed a dolphin if you're will-
ing to pull back a stub.
It's more dangerous than illegal to mess with the
big marine mammals, and it's plenty illegal. It's
against federal law under the Marine Mammal Pro-
tection Act, carrying up to $20,000 fine and/or one
year in prison.
But the dolphins themselves can impose penal-
ties much more severe than the law.
Virginia Haley of Mote Marine Laboratory says
that dolphins in this area pose a major public safety
problem. About 100 live here year around, with
males sometimes cruising as far as Tampa Bay and
Most of them have been around long enough to
have lost their fear of humans, and never were afraid
of anything as slow as a boat. And familiarity does
breed contempt, says Haley.
"Moocher" and "Beggar," aptly named bottle-
nose dolphins in the Intracoastal Waterway near
Nokomis, have sent scores of people to the hospital.
"The dolphin is a fearsome hunter," Haley says.
"It has a fast, slashing attack. It may take the fish and
the hand that holds it. And if it sees a hand in the
water it may assume it's offering a fish and hit it."
People think dolphins are smiling when they're
just slipping their lips back out of tooth's way, she
says. "Flipper was as misleading for dolphins as
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Besides the bites, the chance is strong for sec-
ondary infection from bacteria in the dolphin's
mouth and in sea water, she says.
There's one sure way to avoid dolphin problems:
Don't feed, don't pet, don't touch.
Just say howdy.
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April 15, theft of a bicycle valued at $100, 200
block of Peacock Lane.
April 16, lost property a diamond earring,
3300 block of Gulf Drive.
April 16, suspicious, 6600 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The complainant reported personal water-
craft were coming too close to swimmers. The officer
advised the operators to use common sense and use idle
speed when near shore.
April 17, domestic, 2800 block of Avenue E.
The officer responded in reference to unknown
trouble and observed a female subject throwing vari-
ous objects and yelling obscenities at a male subject.
The officer separated the pair. The female said the
male struck her and dragged her across the floor by
her hair. The male subject said the female struck him
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Three hot games this week
Rain on Monday and Tuesday limited Anna Maria
major league action to only three games this week but
all three were closely contested affairs.
Anna Maria Fire District scored 14 first-inning
runs in two victories with scores of 14-9 over Jim Boast
Dodge and 8-7 over Tip of the Island.
But Jim Boast Dodge got this week's action started
with a 7-5 win over Kiwanis on a home run and two
" RBIs from Michael Cagnina in the 7-5 win that saw
them lead from start to finish. Mario Torres, Everett
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victory. Ryan Allis went three for four to lead Kiwanis.
In Thursday's action, AMFD secured a 14-9 victory
with starting pitcher Tom Bucci taking the win in spite of
giving up nine runs in three innings of work. Steve
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innings. AMFD was led on offense by Joshua Sato who
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four runs scored. Ryan Mijares and Yencho both added
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AMFD won their second game of the week by a
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Batters up at Community Center
Major League Schedule
All games played at Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Weekday games begin immediately after minor play approximately 7 p.m./Saturday games at 9 a.m.
Wednesday April 23 Haley's Motel vs. Jim Boast Dodge
Thursday April 24 Kiwanis vs. Anna Maria Fire District
Saturday April 26 Jim Boast Dodge vs. Tip of the Island
Monday April 28 Haley's Motel vs. Kiwanis
Tuesday April 29 Jim Boast Dodge vs. Anna Maria Fire District
All games played at Center except Thursday games at Longboat Field.
All games played at Center.
Thursday April 24
Saturday April 26
Air & Energy vs. Quality Builders
Betsy Hills vs. C&M Construction
C&M Construction vs. Betsy Hills
Carpet Network vs. Bali-Hai
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Islander Bystander.
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Harry's Continential Kitchen vs. Beach House
VFW vs. Big Bamboo
Major League box scores
First half of the season ended Saturday, April 19
Tip of the Island 8-2
Haley's Motel 6-4
Jim Boast Dodge 4-6
Ryan Allis, Kiwanis
Jeremy LeGrand, Tip
Michael Pocino, Tip
Joey Mousseau, Tip
Johnny Cicero, Kiwanis
Hunter Green, Haley's
Michael Cagnina, JBD
Bobby Cooper, Haley's
Josh Sato, AMFD
Ben Miller, Kiwanis
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MM PAGE 22-A 0 APRIL 23, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Flow is down hill, but we can plant a tree
By Bob Ardren
The great octopus harvest of 1997 is over. Karen
Bell of the A.P. Bell Fish Company in Cortez says
crabbers are back to finding stone crabs in their traps
and that the tons of octopus a byproduct of stone
crab season and the crabs' major predator cap-
tured this season have been shipped out.
By the way, stone crab season ends May 15, so
if you want fresh claws, you'd better act quickly.
Water flows downhill that's a lesson most of
us learned early but also seem to easily forget. A few
months back I wrote about the newest theories relat-
ing to the pollution of Florida Bay and how fertiliz-
ers used on groves in central Florida are showing up
in the underground river that empties into Florida
Well, the effect seems to be spreading. Perhaps
to be more exact, our notice of the effects is spread-
ing. Scientists from regional water districts includ-
ing the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict say some 10 million pounds a year of man-
made, or at least man-applied, nitrates are flowing
into the Gulf of Mexico between Weeki Wachee and
150 miles north to Steinhatchee.
This time, however, it isn't citrus groves doing
the polluting, but golf courses and plain ol' lawns.
For example, the Suwannee River, the second larg-
Winners in the April-19 horseshoe games
were Gene Snedeker of Holmes Beach and
Bill Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
George Landford of Bradenton Beach and
George McKay of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no mem-
bership fees and everyone is welcome.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Apr23 1:25 1.5 5:57 0.8 12:32 2.2 7:18 -0.1
Apr24 2:09 1.4 6:19 0.9 1:01 2.3 8:00 -0.2
Apr 25 3:00 1.3 6:44 0.9 1:33 2.3 8:46 -0.2
Apr 26 4:02 1.3 7:08 1.0 2:11 2.3 9:41 -0.2
Apr 27 5:22 1.2 7:38 1.1 2:55 2.3 10:44 -0.2
Apr 28 3:51 2.2 11:52 -0.1
LQ Apr29 -- 5:06 2.0 -
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
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est river in Florida, appears to be responsible for
dumping nine of those 10 million pounds annually
into the Gulf.
As a result, Swiftmud and the Suwannee River
district are starting a 10-month study to track the
source of those nitrates, basically a byproduct of
nitrogen fertilizer and animal waste. They'll be pay-
ing particularly close attention to the springs along
a 23-mile stretch of the Suwannee that have shown
a dramatic rise in nitrate levels over the past seven
Why does it matter? Well, we know that nitrates
are to blame for the huge algae blooms in places like
Tampa and Sarasota bays that result in the death of
seagrasses. There's even some thought that nitrates
may play a role in spurring red tide outbreaks.
We already know about the big nitrate rise in lo-
cal streams and rivers draining the big new subdivi-
sions in north and east Hillsborough County. But,
when it starts coming out of naturally flowing
springs, that means the fertilizer has now seeped
down into the water table. It also probably means
we've made another mess.
The study is just getting underway, and we'll try
to let you know what's learned.
Wild bird training
A wild bird rescue training class will be held Sat-
urday, May 3, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary.
That's located just east of Mote Marine Laboratory in
Ken Thompson Park on the south side of New Pass.
Free and open to anyone 18 or older, the class be-
gins at 10:30 a.m. and participants will also have an
opportunity to learn about volunteer activities at the
Sanctuary. These include the baby bird nursery, rescue
teams, tour guides and the welcome center.
For more information or to register early, call 388-
After all that information about nightshade in this
space last week, a small newspaper article in the Miami
Herald over the weekend caught my eye. It seems that
some recently published medical research shows that
eating members of the nightshade family (potatoes, to-
matoes and egg plant for example) tends to aggravate
If you're unfortunate enough to have this condi-
tion, you might want to pay attention to whether these
foods cause you a reaction. This is certainly no medi-
cal column, but the information seemed appropriate to
Aquarium price drop
We've also written about the plight of the
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Florida Aquarium from time to time, so you should
also know they're dropping the admission price
there $3 a head in hopes of attracting more business.
Starting May 1, adult admissions will be $10.95
while admission for seniors goes to $9.95 and kids
to $5.95. Frankly, it's about time.
It's a good time and at these prices, more worth
the trip to the revitalized area of downtown Tampa.
And a bonus to the excursion would be a visit to
Ybor City, just two minutes down the road.
Arbor Day Friday
And lastly, this Friday is Arbor Day. That means
it's a good time to go ahead and plant that new tree
we've all thought about from time to time and then
Thomas Jefferson said once that planting a tree
is one of the few things we can all do to provide a
better world after we're gone. Having lost a couple
of friends in the last couple of weeks, I hope you'll
join me Friday in planting a tree both in remem-
brance of things past and for the enjoyment of future
Boat show coming
The Suncoast Boat Show at City Island in
Sarasota is scheduled for Thursday-Sunday. Hours
are from noon until 7 p.m. Thursday, and opening at
10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission
is $5 for adults and $2 for children, and those under
six get in free.
Just go south down Longboat Key and take a
quick left as you come off the south end of the New
Pass bridge. Drive past Mote Marine Laboratory and
there you are.
See you next week.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E APRIL 23, 1997 M PAGE 23-A li
Trout action continues to be excellent
By Capt. Mike Heistand
With the run of windy weather last week, offshore
action was temporarily postponed. Not to fear, though,
as backwater angling for trout remains excellent. There
are also good reports of reds, flounder and snook com-
ing from fishers working in the bays.
By the way, don't miss the Anna Maria Island
Fishing College May 20 and 22 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
First session deals with backwater angling; the second
evening will focus on offshore fishing. Cost is $30 for
both evenings or $20 for one session. Those participat-
ing will also receive a lure and a T-shirt.
The event will be held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, and proceeds will benefit the
group. I'll be conducting the seminar and The Islander
Bystander is sponsoring it.
Registration is limited, so call the Center at 778-
1908 today to sign up.
Joseph at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching pompano, a few mackerel,
some snook and sheepshead.
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching sheepshead, a few mackerel, several
snook and some redfish. There is also continuing good
action with sharks.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 100 head of Key West grunts and
triggerfish. The six-hour trips averaged 175 head of
Key West grunts, sand perch and black grouper. The
nine-hour trips averaged 32 head of good-sized man-
grove snapper, red and black grouper and scamp.
Capt. Zach on the Dee Jay II said despite the blus-
tery weather he was able to get Wes Till onto some
mostly small snook. Decent-sized redfish up to 28
inches in length are also being boated, and trout and
bluefish action is still hot. One lucky angler hooked but
lost what was estimated to have been a 120-pound tar-
pon in northern Sarasota Bay.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are finding snook hunting to be excellent near
the mangrove islands at low tides. There are also good
reports of reds, flounder and trout.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Zulu MaMa said he's
still getting limit catches of kingfish at the seven-mile
reef offshore. Grouper fishing remains good, and one
trip saw six nice-sized black grouper boated in shallow
waters in the Gulf.
These kings never miss aboard Neva-Miss
Mark Johnson and friends from Wisconsin brought in a mess of kingfish while fishing with Capt. Jason
Henzell aboard the charter boat Neva-Miss. By the way, note how Johnson has only half a king in his left hand
- apparently a victim of a hungry barracuda.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been putting his char-
ters onto limit catches of snook on almost every trip,
plus a few reds.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's catching lots of
good-sized trout on the flats and is still bringing back
kingfish from the offshore artificial reefs. Backwater
action includes keeper snook near the mangrove is-
On my boat Magic we've gotten into a lot of big
trout of about 27 inches and a few keeper snook. For a
little variety, we've also caught some small sharks and
some small cobia.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's caught some nice-
sized kingfish when he can get out in the Gulf. Back-
water action features good-sized snook.
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Capt. Mike Greig said he's catching small sharks
and mackerel in Tampa Bay, but he didn't get out much
last week due to the weather.
Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier reports include
good catches of five-pound sheepshead plus flounder,
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Capt. Thom Smith said he was doing well on reds
in Terra Ceia Bay and bringing back some nice-sized
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- jB PAGE 24-A I APRIL 23, 1997 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
April 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 22-foot power boat overdue from
Stump pass. The boat returned to port without problems
shortly after the report was made.
April 4, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
April 4, Boarding. A 27-foot power boat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator received a
notice of violation for not having the boat's registration on
board, not having enough life jackets for the passengers
and not having the required pollution and garbage placards
April 4, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator re-
ceived a notice of violation for not having the boat's reg-
istration on board, not having a throwable flotation device
and not having a properly charged fire extinguisher.
April 4, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received a written
warning for having improper spacing in the vessel's hull
registration numbers and not having the boat's registration
April 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 23-foot power boat near
Longboat Pass Bridge. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
26081109 responded and towed the vessel to safe moor-
April 6, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was boarded
in Sarasota Bay. The vessel's operator received a notice
of violation for not having any serviceable life jackets, not
having the boat's registration on board and not having a
April 7, Boarding. A 41-foot commercial vessel was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The boat's operator received
a notice of violation for not having the vessel's registra-
tion or documentation on board, not having pollution or
garbage placards posted, not having the required bell, not
having the boat's name on the bow and not having the
vessel's home port on the stem.
April 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of an injured crewman aboard a 41-foot
commercial vessel. A Coast Guard boat responded and
transported the crewman to waiting paramedics at Co-
quina Boat Ramp.
April 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 45-foot sailboat overdue from
Clearwater to Ft. Lauderdale. Station Cortez conducted
communications checks with all area bridges, marinas and
waterfront restaurants, but the vessel was located in Ft.
April 9, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to be in com-
pliance with all applicable federal laws.
April 9, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to be in com-
pliance with all applicable federal laws.
April 9, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was boarded
in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be in compliance
with all applicable federal laws.
April 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of an intoxicated man in a 20- to 22-foot
power boat threatening another person with a knife in
Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard boat responded, talked with
the reporting source, then searched the area for the vessel
with negative results.
April 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot power boat over-
due from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to Regatta Point
Marina in Palmetto. The vessel was located near Egmont
Key after running out of gas. A Good Samaritan provided
enough gas for the boat to return to the marina.
April 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled and adrift 14-foot
power boat near Egmont Key. A Coast Guard boat re-
sponded and towed the boat to safe moorings.
April 12, Boarding. A 14-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The operator received a
notice of violation for not having enough life jackets on
April 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 28-foot sailboat aground and
capsizing two miles north of the Anna Maria Island
Bridge. A Coast Guard boat and a commercial towing
company vessel responded. The commercial salvor towed
the sailboat off a shoal; the capsizing report was a false
April 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Is it real or Memorex?
This great blue heron is a little confused about his
newfound friend, a "wood stork" made of pine,
standing in a Key Royale yard. The heron comes by
every day to check on his friend, whose personality is
a little stiff. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Joey Lester
Cortez received a report of a 13-foot Hobie Cat with a
broken sail cable off Holmes Beach. A Coast Guard ves-
sel responded and towed the sailboat to shore.
April 15, Boarding. A 47-foot tug boat was boarded
in the Gulf of Mexico. The operator received a notice of
violation for not having enough life jackets on board, not
having the vessel's documentation papers, not having
documentation numbers displayed on the hull, not having
the required bell and having the name and hailing port im-
properly displayed on the stem.
April 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an Emergency Position Indi-
cating Radio Beacon activated 10 miles west of Egmont
Key. A Coast Guard boat responded, but the report was
determined to be a false alarm.
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Island property sales
309 58th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,152
sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1957 on a 10,080 sf lot,
was sold 2/5/97, Cardone to Mitchell, for $115,000; list
3706 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a two-story 3bed/
2bath/cp home built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
2/6/97, Carucci to Right, for $141,000; list $142,900.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 127 Island Village,
an elevated 1,478 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981,
was sold 2/3/97, Schumacher to McConoughey, for
$117,500; list $124,900.
505 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,351
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1964 on 9,520 sf of
land, was sold 2/3/97, Hunter to Thielli, for $142,000;
519 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-
level canalfront 1,677 sfla 3bed/2bath/3cp home built
in 1959 on 10,800 sf of land, was sold 2/4/97, Byrne
to Turner, for $300,000; list $325,000.
529 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront ground-
level 1,735 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in
1969 on 10,625 sf of land, was sold 2/4/97, McShane
ONLY 550' TO BEACH
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with centered kitchen, 2BR/2BA, Florida room and
garage. Excellent retirement and/or second home. $185,000.
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in Anna Maria. Lovely beamed ceilings, open design plan and
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and may easily be changed to 2BA. Near bay location and
view of Anna Maria Basin. Priced at only $160,000!
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531 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 2,260 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car home built in
1959 on 16,898 sf of land, was sold 2/3/97, Stellas to
Renk, for $405,000; list $429,000.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 35 Westbay Point &
Moorings, an upstairs 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath bayfront
condo built in 1978, was sold 2/3/97, Renk to Schuller,
for $176,000; list unknown.
235 64th St., Holmes Beach, North Beach Village,
an elevated 1,152,sfla 2bed/2bath/2car townhouse
condo built in 1988, was sold 2/14/97, Falls to Kohout,
for $135,000; list unknown.
3015 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a three-plex of
1,624 sfla built in 1954 on 2.5 lots measuring 125x100,
was sold 2/11/97, Edwards to Lenerise, for $315,000;
3601 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 202 Sandy
Pointe A, a 1,048 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp condo built in
1986, was sold 2/11/97, Sullivan to Kosko, for
$93,000; list $94,900.
3701 5th Ave., Holmes Beach, 1 Gulf View
Townhouses, a 950 sfla 2bed/2&1/2bath condo built in
1984, was sold 2/14/97, Gulf View to Siegel & Hock,
for $108,000; list unknown.
3703 5th Ave., Holmes Beach, 1 Seacrest 2, a 1,500
sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1985, was sold 2/12/97,
Kaeding to Brunson, for $118,500; list $127,500,
and structural quality
are seen throughout
this 3BR/2.5BA home.
and kitchen. $429,000.
Call Don Schroder.
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spectacular views of Gulf over pool. This
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1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 108 Runaway --
Bay, a ground level 691 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in
1978, was sold 2/18/97, Hemmelgarn to Neihardt, for
$85,000; list $87,000.
2110 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
940 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1960 on two lots
measuring 100x100, was sold 2/18/97, Olsen to Miller,
for $135,000; list $148,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 181 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a bayfront, ground-level, corner 2bed/
2bath 1430 sfla condo built in 1978, was sold 2/19/97,
Babb to Townsend, for $153,000; list $155,000.
3805 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 5 Sunbow Bay
Bldg E Ph2, a 1,247 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979, was sold 2/25/97, Reed to Jautz, for $90,000; list
517 71st St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1168+ sfla 3bed/2bath/lcp home built in ",
1961 on a 100x120 lot, purchase 5/87 for $90,000 and
remodeled, was sold 2/27/97, Elmore to Hartman, for
$187,000; list $212,900.
522 77th St., Holmes Beach, a tri-level, canalfront
1,835 sfla 2bed/2&1/2bath/lcarlcp home built in 1953
on a 9540 sf lot, purchased 5/89 for $113,000 and re-
modeled in 1989, was sold 2/27/97, Dama to Timmins,
for $245,000; list $269,000.
Compiled exclusively for The Islander By-
stander by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate bro-
Let 24 Years of Experience and
Full Real Estate Service Help You!
CANALFRONT LARGE LOT Seawall, davits. 2 or
3BR, fireplace, family room, 2-car garage, newly painted
exterior. Over 1,800 sq. ft. Custom-built; original owner.
PANORAMIC VIEW OF BAY AND SUNRISES enchant
one while fawn and fauna enhance this 2BR/2BA, direct
bayfront. Pool. 2-car carport and many extras. $119,995.
OWNER WANTS OFFERS.
FIRST HOME BUYERS AND RETIREES ALIKE will ap-
preciate this 3BR/2BA home in a popular west
Bradenton area. 2-car garage, workroom. Walk. to
schools, churches and shopping. $89,900.
PALMA SOLA BAY One half block away and caged
pool with this well-maintained 3BR/2BA home. 2-car ga-
rage, family room, fireplace. Quiet cul-de-sac street. All
for $139,000. GREAT VALUE!
GULF FRONT 22 UNIT APARTMENT MOTEL 110' of
white sandy beach front plus "private beach". Heated pool,
recent improvements. If you are a serious buyer, compare
and you will own this "one of a kind" value. $1,995,000.
5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
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RUNAWAY BAY CONDO
Rare 2BR/2BA with view of lagoon. Tumkey-
fumished, bright and sunny unit. Excellent
vacation home or rental complex with on-site
management. $119,900. Call Ed Oliveira at
778-2246 or eves. at 778-1751.
Excellent Island complex with two pools,
tennis, and short walk to beach. This 2BR/
2BA unit has open, spacious floor plan with
1,478 sq. ft, of living area. Offered at
$115,000. Call David Moynihan at 778-
2246 or 778-7976.
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Kendra Presswood joins
Sarasota law firm
Kendra Presswood, lately of Holmes Beach, has
joined the Sarasota law firm
of Kunkel, Miller & Hament
as an employment and labor
Presswood was rear-
ed on Anna Maria Island,
C graduated from the Island
--- elementary school where
she starred in soccer, and is
an alumna of Bayshore
High School, Southern Illi-
Presswood nois University at
Carbondale and Stetson
University College of Law. She is the daughter of
2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, fl 34217
Several Notches Above!
Knowledge e* Experience Professionalism
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
Je Parle Francais (un petit peu)
Office (941) 778-2246
Home (941) 778-0608
Pager (941) 215-4202
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO
Don't miss this immaculate 2BR/2BA, beachfront hide-
away offering spellbinding views from most major
rooms. Amenities include white ceramic tiled floors
throughout, lovely window treatments, richly textured
walls and ceilings, beautifully remodeled master bath
and cheerful, spacious kitchen with pass-thru and tiled
backsplash. Only $229,000 including One-Year
Homeowner's Warranty! Your dream come true!
NORTH POINT HARBOUR BEAUTY
This impeccable 2/3 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront home
offers the finest appointments throughout. Airy vaulted
ceilings with fans and clerestory windows lend a feel-
ing of space and light. Amenities include ceramic tiled
floors in kitchen, baths and foyer, wood burning brick
fireplace, spacious eat-in kitchen with top of the line
appliances, gorgeous window and wall treatments,
spacious den with built-in bookcases, sunny waterside
deck, boat dock, sprinkler system, plus community pool
and tennis court. Truly a pleasure to show. Priced to
sell at only $365,000 including Preferred One Year
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The law firm specializes in management represen-
tation in matters pertaining to labor and employment.
Fletcher new director
of Wright group
H. Patterson Fletcher, Anna Maria architect, has
been elected to the board of directors of Taliesin Fel-
lows. It is the group that supports alumni of the Taliesin
Fellowship, founded by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lloyd
Wright in 1932 and "encourages wider interest in the
principles" of the famed architect.
Fletcher is president of the Southern States Chap-
ter of the International Taliesin Fellows. A resident of
Anna Maria City most of his adult life, he maintains
offices on Manatee Avenue on the mainland and has
brought the design of the proposed new Holmes Beach
city hall to its final stages of drawings.
Wendy Kay Foldes was Island
Real Estate's top producing agent in
1996 with a total sales volume of
$3.5 million. Foldes specializes in
Island and waterfront property. The
firm is located at 6101 Marina Foldes
Drive, Holmes Beach. ______
Coldwell Banker Real Estate announces that Rose
Schnoerr was the top March lister and seller at the
Anna Maria Island office.
The team of Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett were
the top listers and agents for the Holmes Beach office
of Wedebrock Real Estate Co. for the month of March.
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5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
MOTEL NEAR BEACH
Ten-unit motel in Holmes Beach, furnished turnkey.
Owner's home and additional six 2BR units available for in-
creased income. Profitable motel. $800,000. For more infor-
mation call Luke Courtney 778-5405.
WATERFRONT BARGAIN Live like royalty in this 1,386
sq. ft. 2BR/2BA canal front end unit with private boat dock.
Priced over $17,000 less than the next cheapest unit in complex.
It won't last long! $95,000. Call Ken Rickett 778-3026.
LARGE CORNER LOT This 2BR/2BA Island home is
in a quiet residential area. View of the canal short walk
to the beach and fishing. Just reduced to $15',000.
Owner financing available. Call Elizabeth Andricks for
more information. 778-4800.
PRIME GOLF VILLA Class A Membership at Tara Golf
& Country club included with this turnkey-furnished 2BR/
2BA ground-floor unit. Direct fairway views and private
garage complete this quality package. Recently reduced to
$121,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING Building is situ-
ated in center of Holmes Beach. Uniquely designed to be
subdivided into as many as five independent offices. Five
A/C units and five meters. Shown by appointment.
$310,000. Stanley Williams 778-4800.
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JUST LISTED!!! DESIRABLE NORTH END
This delightful duplex is close to the beach in a This 3BR/2BA family home is tucked away on
central Holmes Beach location.Very well main- the north end of Anna Maria. Just a short walk
trained. Don't miss this true "Island Bargain" priced to pristine beaches. Spectacular view from the
to sell at $144,500. enclosed lanai. Recently listed at $219,500.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
2BR/2BA Island get-a-way on the north end of
Anna Maria. Walk to Bean Point or the Rod &
Reel pier. Lush tropical landscaping surround this
home. Now REDUCED to $169,900.
Homes like this one are seldom available. "West of
Gulf Drive" location in Anna Maria City! Recently
remodeled and cute as a button. Drive by 115 Palm
Ave. and call to see! Asking only $215,000.
NEW LISTING HOLMES BEACH CONDO
Appealing 1 BR/1 BA poolside charmer. Light, bright
and quiet location. Updated, ground-level end unit.
Amenities include clubhouse, heated pool, tennis,
shuffleboard and regular planned activities.
$89,900. Call Carol Williams, 778-1718 eves.
POSSIBILITIES ABOUND 4BR/3BA home on
Holmes Beach zoned duplex can be 3BR with
mother-in-law apartment. New kitchen,
fireplace, deeded boat dock. $189,500. Call
Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo overlooking
wildlife sanctuary. This second-floor unit is turn-
key furnished and just minutes from the beach.
$127,000. Call Dick Rowse, 778-2003 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK M LS Er 1-
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LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel. Colossal spring clearance
sale. Mon., Wed., Sat., 9:30 3:30. 6140 Gulf of
Mexico Dr., LBK, 383-4738.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. 4 piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and
love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin
$129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and
mat $199; daybed (white with brass finials) includ-
ing 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 746-4355.
Broker General Manager
Invites you to contact our rental
and sales professionals for any
of your real estate needs.
WAGNER REALTY c
/ Offices Located in:
Anna Maria Island Palmetto
Longboat Key Bradenton
At No catchy phrases, no fancy
slogans. Just 25 years of Real
S Estate experience with the last
/J 10 years on Anna Maria Island.
WAGNER REALTY 1
LIVE HERE AND WALK
TO THE BEACH
Imperial House $79,900
5400 Gulf $145,000
Sandy Pointe $97,500
2BR/2BA top floor
Bayfront Condo $142,500
North Shore Drive $170,000
Large Cleared Lot
Gulffront Cottage $519,750
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,000 mo
* 3BR/2BA, condo $800 mo
* 1BR/1BA Runaway Bay $650 mo
* 2/2 Bradenton Condo $750 mo
* 2/2 Wildwood Springs $750 mo
"Personalized, Not Franchised"
matching pIfE i erties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free:, 1-800-749-6665
5 PIECE BEDROOM suite, off white, white Formica
top with 2 extra bed frames. $175. Call 795-0047.
10 FT. FICUS TREE in pot $45. 9 x 19 brisker, dry-
food crisper. Counter top, stainless steel. 792-9543.
BEDROOM SET 5 piece Thomasville queen bed-
room set. Solid wood, contemporary. New. over
$5,000/asking $1,100. Call 383-9775 or 356-1961.
WOVEN RATTAN SECTIONAL sofa, off white/jungle
print. Excellent condition. $500 OBO. 778-3214.
TWO NEW ALIEN MALLET putters. Includes instruc-
tional videos and head covers. Won in contest. Re-
tail for $129 ea., sell for $60 ea. Both for $100 or will
trade for bubble burner 3 or 5 wood. 778-3470.
Bob & Lu
The Best Just Got Better!
ANNA MARIA CITY
Rare building lot in Anna Maria
City. 60 x 110, sailboat water,
no bridge to bay or Gulf.
Seldom available income
property on a canal with boat
dock. 3BR/1.5BA, 2BR/1BA.
GULF DRIVE DUPLEX
Close to schools and shops.
Large 80 x 100 lot west of
Gulf Drive. This is an
excellent income producer.
Codwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach
Fax: 941- 778-3035
All my listings can be seen on the world wide
SAN REMO SHORES 3BR/2BA beautiful home with ac-
cess to Bay and Gulf and room for a pool. $239,900.
2 STORY KEY WEST STYLE HOME 3BR/2BA beau-
tiful views of the Gulf. Includes 2-car garage.
COCONUT BAYOU 3BR/2BA, very secure quiet neigh-
borhood, just 300 steps to the beach. $239,500.
ANNA MARIA BEACH 4BR/3BA home with serene set-
ting and attached efficiency apartment. $229,000.
NATURE AT ITS FINEST Enjoy this 5BR/4BA home
with fabulous views of Bimini Bay and MUCH MORE!
ONE BLOCK TO GULF 2BR/1.5BA home with room for
a pool. Also includes master suite and bath, loads of trees
and floral bushes. $279,000. #KS18837.
GREAT BUY Very nice 4BR/2BA Richmond-built
home with room for pool. Including lots of extras.
SUNBOW BAY Large 4BR/3BA home with sensa-
tional look. Overlooks lush backyard and canal dock.
Waterway Condo 2BR/2BA with boat
dock ............................... $1500 month
r Imperial House Condo 2BR/1 BA with
Connie Volts pool ............................... $750 month
Island Paradise 2BR/2BA on Gulf with
panoramic view................ $950 week
Gulf Beach Place 2BR/2BA with great
views and pool ................. $850 week
Denise Langlois 941-778-2055
7' JACUZZI HOT TUB minus pump. $100. Mediter-
ranean dresser, 80", solid oak with mirrors, night
stand. $225. 778-0405.
GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 26, 9 1. Misc. household
and clothes. 513 72nd Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 26, 9 12. 334 Tarpon
Street, Anna Maria.
Our European vacation customers are
so we're making it our business to
provide them with the ambiance they're
If your rental property has that
special "something", call us. We'll help
you turn your Off-Season On.
Keal Estate, Ihe
Wir sprechen auch Ihre Sprache!
Roni M. Price
CHARMING HOME IN ANNA
MARIA! 2BR/2BA home with
recently remodeled kitchen and
family room with newer appli-
ances, tile and many built-ins.
Screened porch with spa.
ONE OF A KIND 3BR/2BA
home with lushly landscaped
lot..Magnificent entry. Beautiful
solid oak staircase and much
more. Seller will entertain offers
between $280,000 $340,000.
SIGHT TO BEHOLD You will be delighted with
this absolutely lovely, furnished 3BR/2BA
lakefront home with solar heated pool overlook-
ing the lagoon. To see today, call Bruce
Skorupa eves. 795-0303. $179,000. 18448.
BAYFRONT TRIPLEX Three 1BR/1BA
apartments with beautiful views. Completely
updated. Close to shopping and to the beach.
Neat and clean. Call Carol Heinze 778-7246.
CHARMING HOME 4BR/2.5BA home is taste-
fully decorated offering many amenities including
a secluded master bedroom suite. Convenient for
shopping and for going to the beach. Call Carol
Heinze 778-7246. $191,900. #21633.
Carol S. Heinze
IMPERIAL HOUSE: 2 to choose
from; 2BR/2BA pool side $99,900.
.#CH20338, 2BR/1BA bayview
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: Price
reduced to $155,900 on this 2BR/
IBA and 1BR/1BA with den and
open-floor plan. Neat and clean.
MARTINIQUE CONDO with
southern Gulffront view 2BR/2BA
BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living area
with vaulted ceilings and master bedroom suite on
the 3rd floor. Offered at $329,500. $319,500 just
oug Dowling Realty
SA:Y:LES ,--" SALESI- SA 'fLES *-- --SALES[
The Prudential Florida Realty
5340-1 Gulf Drive, Holmes, Beach, FL341217 778-0766
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STUFF SALE Thurs., Apr. 24, 9:30 noon.
Shamano mountain bike $80, Murray ATE $50,
other neat stuff. 2315 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach.
ESTATE SALE Sat., Apr. 26, 9 5. 608 Ambassa-
dor Lane, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Fri., Apr. 25, 9 5. Dining room,
sofa, recliner, twin bed set, lamps, coffee table,
miscellaneous. Must sell. Westbay Point & Moor-
ings, 6500 Flotilla Dr. #164, Holmes Beach.
SALE Sat., Apr. 26, 9 ? Baby goods, kitchen
items, bookcase storage cabinet and more! 707
Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Apr. 25 & 26, 9 3.
Furniture, washer and dryer, kitchen items, miscel-
laneous. 2309 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach.
LOST BLACK CAT wearing blue collar. Vicinity of
North Beach Village. Please call 779-1203.
LOST LESO #1 commercial lawn spreader in
Holmes Beach area. Please call 778-6036 if you
have any information.
WANTED 99 OVERWEIGHT people who want to
lose 10 pounds over the next 5 weeks. No hunger
pangs, eat the foods you like, lose weight naturally,
no special exercises and money back guarantee.
Call for helpful advise. 752-9000.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages
of information everything you need to know to
enjoy the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, dis-
counted 33% only at the newspaper office. You pay
only $10 plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
BOATING WATER. Wonderful water view. Large private
screened pool and lanai. Low maintenance yard, fruit trees
and outdoor wood deck. Quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood.
$215,000, Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R20195
SAILBOAT WATER. Spectacular bayfront estate. Breathtak-
...j views from all rooms. Elegant and spacious. Gourmet
kitchen, fireplace. Boat dock and davits. Planned community
with tennis court. $895,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319
PERICO ISLAND. Lakefront villa, 2
miles from the beach. Double garage,
vaulted ceilings, eat-in kitchen. A great
value. $114,900. Bobbie Banan, 383-
SPECTACULAR Tampa Bay/Manatee
River residence. Gated entrance,
2.36 +/- acres. 5BR/6-1/2B, high foyer,
gourmet kitchen. Master bedroom with
fireplace. Open pool. $1,985,000. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. R19022
BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE. 3BR, eat-in
kitchen, combination living/dining rooms.
1 BR/1 B on first floor. Master and second
suite upstairs. Elevator, 40' slip on sail-
boat water. Workshop. $269,900. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. C11580
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
1971 JEEPSTER COMMANDO one-of-a-kind.
$3,000. Call 778-8512.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
ISLAND TIME CHARTERS full or half day cruises.
Sunbathe, fish, see dolphins or learn to sail. Located
at Seafood Shack. (941) 741-0263.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
BOAT DOCK FOR rent at $50 mo. Located at 615
Ivanhoe Lane, Key Royale. Phone (703) 450-2883.
TWO 1995 SEA DOO SP's with stainless steel
trailer. Asking $8,700 or one Sea Doo for $3,500.
Call 753-7779 for more information.
1981 SEA RAY 22 FT. cruiser for sale. White/blue
trim, sleeps 4, well equipped, extra canvas. $8,200
1984 WELLCRAFT 17.5 FT. with aluminum trailer,
140 hp motor, needs TLC. As is $1,400 takes all.
1985 SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.
DISTINGUISHED KEY ROYALE RESIDENCE amidst lush
tropical setting. Wonderful island-style living. 3BR/3B, pool,
dock and davit. $350,000. Traute Winsor, 727-7074. R18284
BIMINI BAY POOL HOME. Sailboat water, dock, great views.
Fireplace, 3BR/3-1/2B, den, great room, beautiful kitchen.
Oversized garage. $599,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929 or
Julie DeSear, 794-3041. R20386
LARGEST UNIT in Shorewalk. Split plan,
2BR/2B, wet bar, breakfast nook,
enclosed lanai. New flooring, bright and
clean, Perfect lakeview and conveniently
located across from clubhouse. $74,900.
Van Bourgois, 778-1749. C20688
WEST GLENN. Great value, 4BR/2-1/2B,
cathedral ceiling, large master bedroom.
Bright and light. Kitchen with breakfast
nook, white cabinets, separate dining
room. Screened porch, lanai. $135,900.
Van Bourgois, 778-1749, R19263
WELL-LOCATED 3BR home on West
side. Chain-link fenced backyard. Shade
trees. Don't rent when you can own.
$57,900. Anne Miller, 792-6475. R16532
3224Eas Ba Drie, olm s BechFlo ida321 9177-65sistorSie i teInene t
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
GENERAL OFFICE HELP computer knowledge
helpful. Part time, flexible hours. Gulf-Bay Realty,
INFANT DAYCARE needed full time in your Anna
Maria Island home. 778-4768.
CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY lady stroke patient that
needs assistance with transfers. Mon., 6 pm 8 am,
Tues., Wed., Thurs., 8 pm 8 am'. References re-
quired. 778-5394, leave message.
HOUSEKEEPERS FULL AND PART time. Benefits,
year round work. Via Roma Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf
Dr. N., Bradenton Beach. 778-6691.
JOIN THE ANNA MARIA Island Community Center
team! Responsible, sports minded individual needed
to work 4 pm-9 pm, Mon.-Fri. and 9 am-5 pm on
Saturday. Must enjoy working with youth. Drug-free
workplace. $6 $7 per hr. Call the Center at 778-
1908 or fax 778-9511.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP an older adult with
housekeeping, meals, transportation, etc.? Flexible
schedule, up to 40 hours, all shifts available. Will
train. Call Just Like Family, Mon. Fri., 8:30 am 4
SEEKING BABYSITTER Part time, biweekly. $6 $7
hr. Boys 7 and 4 years. Must love children. 778-7014.
SERVERS, COOKS, BUSSERS full/part time. Work
at the beach. Apply in person, Cafe on the Beach,
4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
DESPERATE TRAVELING OWNER needs loving
part time home for affectionate indoor/outdoor ma-
ture cat. Will be responsible for expenses. 794-1172.
FRIENDLY, RELIABLE, non smoking people-person
for housekeeping duties. Harrington House Bed &
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island" |
Pat Thompson Cond
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
WESTBAY PLAZA & BANK
ZONED C2. Lot, 90' x 100' +/-. Prime
Gulf Drive location. Explore the possi-
bilities. $180,000. Anne Miller, 792-
Available properties by the week
or by the month from Anna Maria
Island to Venice. Call one of our
rental and resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops
WONDERFUL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY!
Multi-business offices and store-
fronts. Excellent rental history. High
visibility and high traffic. Corner of
East Bay Drive and Manatee in
Holmes Beach. Westbay Plaza
offered at $595,000. Bank property
offered at $695,000. Total package
offered at $1,290,000.
CALL MARY ANN SCHMIDT
778-2261 OR 1-800-732-6434
Ci1 dwell Banke, Residential Real Eslate, Inc
I 6 605 Manatee Ave W Holmes Beach
ichael Saunders & Company
mmlResiddential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate BrcTemr",
F I AM -7-71
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SECRETARY COMPUTER LITERATE 25+ hours
per week leading to full time. LBK office. Call Marga-
ret at 383-9775.
HOST/HOSTESS full or part time. Rotten Ralph's,
778-3953, ask for Dave.
RECEPTIONIST WANTED 10 am 3 pm, Mon.
through Fri. Professional appearance essential. Tele-
TEACHER'S AIDE for small group of toddlers. Must
be caring and loving. Reliability essential. Dolphin
sought for Island newspaper The Islander
Bystander. Assignment variety to include people
features, arts, theater and community events. Also
looking for city beat/news reporter. Newspaper
experience and/or journalism major a necessity.
Please submit resume by fax, mail or email. FAX:
(941) 778-9392. Mail: 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
DISHWASHER WANTED full time, year round, excel-
lent pay. Apply in person at Sign of the Mermaid, 9707
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app.,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
'THE PERFECTIONIST' cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All
repairs, AC .service, low rates. ASE certified, free
estimates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
WILL DO PAINTING (inside or out), yard work, trim-
ming, household repairs, cleaning, etc. Honest, de-
pendable, reasonable. Jeff, 795-8243.
DOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL Prepare your child for
kindergarten. Available places for ages 18 months
through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
S + B MAINTENANCE SERVICE A/C, heating,
electrical, plumbing, remodeling, painting, screen-
ing, pressure washing. Free estimates, prompt
service. 778-1307 or 778-3038.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder. Call Island Check-A-
Home at 778-3089.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Residential, commercial, condos, rentals.
Move in/out, windows. Call for estimate. Beverly
HOUSESITTER Christian Retired Widow available
anytime. Longboat Key and Holmes Beach area.
References available upon request. 770-948-4998.
TREE SERVICE hazardous overhang removals,
topping, trimming, shaping, palm trimming. Insured,
free estimates. Call Phil at Brewer Tree Service,
778-7790 or 745-2585.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING Honest, reliable
Island residents. Let us clean it up! $12 hour, mini-
mum 2 hours. "Ask about gift certificates for Mother's
Day!" Please beep Linda, 215, 5956.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
TREAT YOURSELF TO a relaxing, stress-relieving
massage in your home or my office. Certified Thera-
pist Jeff, 795-8243. Some insurance accepted.
WHY BUY NEW? Let me paint your wicker and out-
door furniture to look like new! Big Jim, 778-5587.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
ATTENTION CAR/BOAT/AIRCRAFT owners! Never
wax again. Protect your investment with acrylic
NEIMILLER'S CLEANING SERVICE home,
condo, office. Free estimates. Also carpet clean-
ing. ,(941) 727-8651; beeper 714-1108.
WORD PROCESSING SERVICE Letters, resumes,
term papers, wills, labels, flyers, etc. Quick, quality
service. Reasonable rates. 794-5376.
IT'S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING Call Dolphin
Cleaning and Maintenance. Get your home, sea-
sonal rental in shape for summer. 778-2864 ext. 1.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
"GENTLE GARDENER" will weed, plant, manicure
and water your garden with gentle perfection. Call
LAWN CUTTING most lawns $15 $20. Call for
free estimate. 778-1560.
YARD WORK DONE Mowing, trim, flowers, clean-
up and maintenance. Reliable adult, reasonable
rates. Personal Touch Lawn Maintenance, Holmes
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION all types of renova-
tions/new construction services. Now offering instal-
lation and servicing of rolling hurricane security shut-
ters. License # CGC 058-092. Insured. 778-5354.
ELLIOTT'S PRECISION TILE Service. Local Island
references, local resident. Flooring specialist. Call
Jim at 778-1319.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
AFTER WINTER EVEN FLORIDA has salt and grime
on homes and roofs. Pressure clean for spring. Free
estimate, senior discount. Big Jim, 778-5587.
NEED A HAND? Experienced reliable retiree avail-
able for help with home repairs, maintenance, paint-
ing, wallpapering, cleaning and other jobs around
the house. Call Michael at 778-7769.
Visit us at our web site http://www.islandreal.com
LARGE ISLAND HOME just five houses from
the beach! Fantastic opportunity to customize and
remodel to your specifications. Multi-level with
3BR/3BA, fireplace and Gulf views from the front
yard. Quiet street! $199,900.
PERICO BAY CLUB... several prime condos NEW LISTING! Island duplex 1BR/1BA each
and villas available in this fabulous community side with carports and steps to the beach! Per-
ideally located between town and the islands! fect to rent either annually or seasonally!
Guarded gate, pools, spas, tennis, clubhouse $159,900.
activities and more! From $95,000 to $220,000.
KEY WEST STYLE elevated pool home just five
houses from the beach in Anna Maria! 3BR/
2BA, fireplace, skylights, extensive decking and
dual garages. Gulf views from upper level and lots
of storage. $279,900.
BRIDGEPORT CONDOMINIUM features this
2BR/2BA end corner unit with open water
views of the bay and intracoastal waterway.
Turnkey furnished and across the street from
wide walking beach. $119,900.
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
We Monitor Irrigation Systems
wService INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
^1 "A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
9 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
* Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
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STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
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island Shopping Center, Husband/Wife Team
or call 941-778-7978 Free Estimates
to charge it on Visa or MC. 778-2139
Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!
MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior, under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Mention this ad for $10 OFF.
(This number is a message service when we are busy.)
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
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PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR. Free esti-
mate, many Island references. Senior discount.
Big Jim, 778-5587.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly at $350 wk.
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME 2BR/1BA, fully
furnished, fenced yard, 8 mo. lease May Dec. $799
HOLMES BEACH furnished duplex. 1BR/1BA &
2BR/1BA, available May. 1 Jan. 1. Hot tub, lanai,
2 blocks to Gulf. $600/$850 mo. (201) 398-7556.
CUTE COTTAGE ON BAY fully furnished. Available
Apr. 1. $600 mo., $250 wk. Quiet area, neat and
clean. (941) 794-5980.
ELEGANT 2BR/2BA unit, steps to beach. Large
deck, tropical landscaping. Come and see. $800 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Gulffront rental avail-
able Apr., 1998. Non-smoking unit, 2BR/2BA.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, excellent loca-
tion, all new furnishing, new pool. Swim, scuba, fish
at your front door. Summer rates, $450 wk., $1,600
mo. (941) 778-1322.
CONDO 3BR/2BA overlooking bayou, fully furnished.
Westbay Moorings III. Telephone 779-2136.
NICE 2BR/2BA DUPLEX apartment. Walk to beach,
shopping. $615 mo. plus last, $350 security includes
water and garbage. 778-1259 after 4 or 778-0405.
ANNUAL RENTAL 106 31st Street, Holmes Beach.
Gulfview apartment, laundry facility, 2BR, open and
roomy, private patio in back, large front lawn, fur-
nished, nicely landscaped. $750 mo. plus electric.
3BR/2BA FURNISHED HOUSE fenced yard with pool,,
2 lanais, fireplace, like new. Apr. 20 on, wk. or mo. etc.
Also 2BR/2BA condo, furnished for rent. Sunbow Bay.
2 pools, tennis, courtyard. 792-1554 eves.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 1 & 2BR, nicely fur-
nished, close to beach and shopping. View of Gulf.
Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.
STEPS FROM BEACH Beautiful 2BR/1BA chateau
is pet-friendly and has an enchanting yard. $800 mo
annual, $1,000 mo. summer. 778-5150.
ANNUAL RENTAL CHARMING 2BR/1BA home,
close to beach, unfurnished. $750 mo. plus utilities.
1st, last, security. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
HOLMES BEACH lovely 2BR/2BA home with great
view down sailboat canal. $995 mo. Lease option or
for sale with excellent owner financing. 795-7805.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment, steps to
beach and shopping. $650 mo. annual. 795-7805.
LARGE PENTHOUSE APARTMENT overlooking
City Pier, Sunshine Skyway. Good swimming, fish-
ing. $1,200 mo., $450 wk. Call (941) 778-9188.
SUMMER SPECIAL FURNISHED room with private
bath. $40 night/$155 wk/$500 mo. Call 778-9188.
BEACH COTTAGE ON the Gulf. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6.
Newly renovated, turnkey. You'll love it! Starting at
$700 wk., $2,000 mo. 778-4523, (800) 977-0803.
NICE QUIET AREA 2BR cottage near Anna Maria
City Pier, fully furnished, $350 week. Available for
1998 season. $1,400 mo. 779-2143.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview between
bridges. Walk to beach, restaurants, etc. Lovely,
cozy, quiet area. First-floor, fully furnished, 2BR -
May. Dec. Also 1BR, 1998 winter. No smoking or
pets. (941) 778-7107.
HOLMES BEACH APARTMENT 2BR/1BA, large
deck, new kitchen, very clean, no pets. First, last,
security. $750 mo. 794-2947.
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"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal or monthly rental.
Gorgeous, totally remodeled canalfront with dock.
Short 1 + block walk to beach. 3BR/2BA with large,
sunny Florida room for entertaining. Five different fruit
trees in yard. Available Sept. through Dec. Call (941)
688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment, screened
room, garage, washer/dryer hookups. Nice, quiet
area. No pets. $695 mo. annual. 776-1789.
2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE CONDO clean, beautifully
updated with pool, near beach. Washer/dryer, cable,
VCR. $550 wk. through Dec. 778-0510.
CHARMING REMODELED old Florida cottage in
Anna Maria. 2BR/1BA, large tropical garden, non-
smoking. 309 Pine Ave. $750 mo. Gulf-Bay Realty
SPACIOUS CLEAN AND BRIGHT 2BR/2BA in quiet
area near beach. All amenities. $700 mo. through
ANNUAL GULFVIEW UNFURNISHED Charming
"Old Florida" duplex. 2213 Gulf Dr. $650 mo., $650
security. Includes water and cable. 792-3226.
GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA furnished,
great view, 2-car garage, 2-story. May., Jun., July, Aug.,
Sept. month or week. (813) 949-0104, 225-1500.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
ANNUAL RENTAL Westbay Cove Condo. 2BR/2BA,
unfurnished, pool, tennis. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
VACATION RENTALS 1 & 2BR apartments, turnkey,
across from beach. $234 and $294. Almost Beach
Apartments, (941) 778-2374.
ROOM AND PRIVATE BATH walk to beach, pool,
kitchen, laundry privileges. 778-5963.
COMMERCIAL SPACE Garage and office. $600 mo.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY Easy walk to beach. Very quiet.
From $450 wk. COMMERCIAL SPACE Garage and
office. $600 mo. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
CIa Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience
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WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY Deep water
canal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room,
living room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged pool.
580 DeNarvaez Dr. $189,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.
GREAT FAMILY HOME on large lot. 3BR/2BA with
ceramic tile, French doors. 507 71st Street,
Holmes Beach. $162,000. Shown by appointment
WANTED DUPLEX house or condo. Serious buyer
seeking on Anna Maria Island. Call 516-589-3943 or
e-mail email@example.com. Principals only.
ONLY $135,000 Charming, furnished home with
apartment. Wonderful, quiet, bayview location.
Close to beach. Enjoy extra space or rental
income. Zoned duplex. Open house Sundays.
2210 Avenue A, Anna Maria Island. Serious offers
considered. (941) 778-1442.
ANNA MARIA HOME for sale. 2BR/1.5BA, separate
garage, well maintained, central heat/air. Very close
to Gulf. Priced $199,000. Super investment for fun or
rental. New Maytag washer/dryer. Many other new
features. Call 746-8161 or 778-1856.
OPEN HOUSE 1 4, Mon. through Sat. Spacious
Waterfront home with boat dock, 3,420 sq. ft. living
area, 5,900' under roof. 4BR/4BA with wet bar, 7-per-
son spa, 3 decks, cathedral ceiling, white wood floors,
custom black & white carpet and tile, all on beautiful
Coconut Bayou. 18 months new! 3-car garage and
many extras not listed. A must see! 130 Hammock Rd.,
Anna Maria. Owner/broker. Offered below construction
appraisal of $485,000. Call 778-6155.
SUPER INVESTMENT PROPERTIES available.
Single family home, duplexes, 4-unit. Lease option
or owner financing. 795-7805.
SPOTLESS HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA split-plan
on large, pleasantly landscaped lot. Designer kitchen
opens into bright living/dining area. Oversized ga-
rage and lots of storage. Fresh paint in and out.
$185,000. John Michaels Real Estate, 778-1101.
JUST LISTED Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA. Great
western exposure to sunsets, second-floor,
screened lanai. $127,000. Call Dick Rowse, Smith
LOTS GULFVIEW available, $155,000. Bayview
too at 2503 Avenue B, $79,500. Bayview lot also
zoned duplex. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
NICE DUPLEX BY OWNER 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA,
elevated, enclosed garage, new AC, bayview. 206
Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach. $179,900.778-2681.
DARLING 2BR HOUSE with screened porch and
fenced yard. Tile floors and counters, beamed ceil-
ings. You can afford this! $104,00. 2317 Avenue B.
778-8221, pager 723-5504. Zoned duplex.
NEW 3BR/2BA ELEVATED home. Over 2,000 sq.
ft., panoramic Tampa Bay view, large third-floor
master suite. A must see! 309 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria. $329,000. 778-4363.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 9410 Andover Circle. 2BR/
2BA with vinyl enclosed lanai, double carport and drive,
drapes, Berber carpet. $68,000 firm. 792-3299.
POPULAR KEY-WEST STYLE elevated home, 200
yards from beach. Drive by 2918 Avenue C. Call
778-0812 for private showing. $149,000.
CANALSiDE CONDO with dock. 2BR/2BA. $98,700.
Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream,
624 FOXWORTH, KEY ROYALE Three large bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, split-design with southern expo-
sure, living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, 2,642
sq. ft. under roof with new seawall and boat dock.
$298,500 as is. 778-7837.
NEW 3BR/2BA STILT HOME with garage near best
beach and pier. $229,500. Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA with pool and large ga-
rage. $299,900. Reach Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S finest Gulffront home. 270
x 100 in walled estate setting. $1,290,000. Reach
Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO ISLAND'S BEST buy! 2BR/2BA condo,
turnkey furnished and shows like a model!
$109,500. Reach Richard Freeman, Island Real
FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY zoned residential/
retail building. $179,000. Reach Richard Free-
man, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
52 X 145 LOT for only $82,500. Reach Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
TWO FANTASTIC MOTELS in the Island's best
locations. Great history! Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ONE OF THE ISLAND'S most unique properties.
Home and separate cottage across from the beach.
$182,500. Reach Richard Freeman, Island Real
PICK YOUR COLORS! 3BR/2BA at Perico Shores
for only $259,900. Reach Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ONLY 4 LOTS LEFT at beautiful Perico Shores!
Build your dream home! Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
JUST LISTED! Holmes Beach family home in mint
condition! 2BR, garage and room for a pool or to
expand. $159,900. Reach Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
$585 MIGHT GET YOU IN this 2BR block home in
W. Bradenton. Remodeled kitchen and bath, central
air. Price includes carpet allowance you pick color.
$46,500. Why are you waiting? Call Sandy Greiner/
Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW for only $235,000. This
home feels like a model and has upgrades you would
expect to pay a lot more to enjoy. Intracoastal views
from the 28' screened deck will convince you that this
is the home. Not a drive-by! For viewing call Sandy
Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
HUGE GARAGE WITH workshop area. 300' to bay
fishing and boat docking. Custom, Island home.
Want to know more? Call us for details. Sandy
Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
HOME AND APARTMENT 213 65th Street.
$169,900. Turnkey furnished, excellent condition.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is
subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children
under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women
and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
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the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in
this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain
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By Paul Roat
Welcome to waterworld!
Anna Maria Island is a
boater's paradise. With Anna
Maria Sound, Palma Sola Bay,
Sarasota Bay and Tampa Bay
on one side, and the wide
expanse of the Gulf of Mexico
to the west, the Island has
almost unlimited boating
possibilities available for
yachtspersons of any caliber.
You can jump on a
personal watercraft and buzz
in the bays or passes.
Sailboats are available for
the wind-driven. Power boats
of all sizes ply the bays and
Gulf. Sailboards and parasails
dot the horizon.
And don't forget the
fishing a sport that's
coming back to life thanks to
improved water quality and
resource enhancement by
The Islander Bystanders'
special boating section out-
lines some of the area's
charter captains and their
fishing specialties, some
waterfront haunts for dining,
fishing rules and regulations
and what the Coast Guard
watches for in boating activi-
Have fun and be safe
- out on the water.
* THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Here's how you go
when you don't
own a boat
By David Futch
Just about anything you want to do
from wave jumping on a Sea Doo to
water skiing and sailing a Hobie Cat is
available through Anna Maria Boat
Rudy Kratz, owner of the club op-
erates from the boat basin at Back Bay
Steakhouse on Marina Drive in Holmes
Beach, rents boats like a 19-foot
bowrider ($150 a day), a 22-foot Mako
with a 200-horsepower Yamaha out-
board and a 34-foot Scarab for those
who have the need for speed.
He also rents boats and Jet-skis at
his location next to Down the Hatch res-_
taurant on Palma Sola Causeway.
Kratz has center console boats,
Yamaha Waverunners and pontoon
boats. At his Palm Sola Causeway loca-
tion, Kratz rents Hobie Cats for a half
day and Sea Doos and Waverunners. He
has skis and can even teach you how.
Kratz has fishing equipment for rent.
The most intriguing aspect of the
Boat Club is that it's just that, a club.
Instead of owning a boat and the
myriad of problems associated with one
- see definition of boat: "A hole in the
water in which to dump money" you
can join the club.
"It's about one third the cost of
owning a boat without the headaches,"
Kratz said. "Just storing a boat can be
$150 a month."
For $2,495 a year, you get access to
all boats Kratz owns and they're all less
than a year old. That's a good deal.
The Mystic Dolphin provides an-
Capt. George Glaser runs the Dol-
phin, a 28-foot pontoon boat that can
take you into the skinniest of water.
"We do a lot of bird and dolphin
watching, sunset tours and even did
some cruises to see the Hale-Bopp
comet," Glaser said. "I can take you
shelling, to the Kitchen in Cortez or
snorkeling. Any place you want to go."
Mystic Dolphin cruises even restau-
rant hops to special spots along the
Passage Key off the north tip of Anna
Maria Island for bird watching and occa-
sional trips to Egmont Key for shelling are
prime adventures. The Kitchen trip to
Cortez puts folks in the middle of one of
the largest breeding spots for pelicans,
herons and ibis. There's also some great
snook, redfish and trout fishing there.
Glaser said restaurant runs go as far
south as the Buccaneer, Moore's Stone
Crab or the Mar Vista on Longboat Key.
"These are slow, personalized
cruises. I even do full moon cruises in
the summer," Glaser said. "You can set
up your own cruise and I'll drive."
If it's a sailboat cruise you're look-
ing for, Ed Hartung with Spice charters
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Boat registration soon
Boats must be registered every year, and the
time to register is rapidly approaching. The regis-
tering must be done with the county tax collector.
It is scheduled for June can't be done before
June 1 but must be done before the 30th.
Fees range from $6.75 for 12-footers and
less to $125.75 for boats 110 feet and up. Un-
like a house, there is no additional county tax.
Boat registration is more like an automobile li-
cense, and the registration numbers go on a boat
like licenses go on cars. Directions are printed
on the reverse side of the registration, and must
be followed precisely.
BOATS, FROM PAGE 2
can take you out. He'll even let you take the wheel.
Hartung offers half-day cruises (four hours) for up
to six passengers on board his 30-foot Catalina docked
at Galati Marina in Anna Maria City.
If it's not too choppy, he likes to take people into the
Gulf. Too rough and Tampa Bay serves as the alternative.
Spice also makes runs to Egmont Key.
One of Hartung's more popular trips is his three-
hour sunset cruise.
"Sailing is always dependent on the weather,"
Hartung said. "I'm not going to stress the boat out. We
sail in 20 mph winds quite a bit. And that's plenty.
Spice sails real nice in the 10-15 mph range. I think
that's when she's the most fun."
Bring a cooler with food and drink. Hartung has
sodas if you forget.
Hartung said he takes out quite a few people who are
interested in buying a boat. He tells them to be realistic
about what they're going to do with a boat, how often
they're going to sail and where they're going to go.
Some people have wild dreams of sailing the Car-
ibbean but don't know a sheet from a stay.
His advice: Charter. It's a lot cheaper than owning.
Maintenance can cost more over the lifetime of a boat
than the original price tag.
Regardless, sailing the Spice is a good time and
as Hartung promised, "Everybody gets a chance to
take the helm."
Islanders have it made;
surrounded by water,
drenched with tropical
winds, charmed by an
abundance of sealife -
how much better can it
get? Regardless of boat
ownership, you can get
out on the water and into
the Gulf coast lifestyle
easily through rental of
either power or sail
vessels from a number
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Wanna catch a fish? Call one of these guides
By David Futch
Capt. Jim "Zach" Zacharias has a passion for
snook fishing. He's spent many years perfecting tech-
niques that lead his customers to "big dogs" and every-
thing in between.
Miguel Bay. Terra Ceia. Mangroves near the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge. Joe's Island. If you didn't know
this was metropolis, you'd think you were in heaven.
"I'm primarily a backwater fisherman. Snook, red-
fish and trout," Zacharias said. "I love to fish for tar-
pon off the beach in June and July. It's something to see
large schools of 80-pound fish circling in a daisy chain.
When they take a crab or threadfin herring and blow
out of the water with gills rattling, it's a sight to see.
And then it's a matter of hanging on." "
Capt. Zach fishes three-quarter and full days dur-
ing the winter season. His boat Dee-Jay II is located at
Annie's Bait & Tackle next to the Seafood Shack on
the east side of the Cortez Bridge.
In the summer, he can take you snook, redfish and
tarpon fishing, but only for half- or three-quarter days.
"By June, I've been fishing almost every day
throughout the winter and I'm tired of it," Zacharias
said. "And when it's 95 degrees out by noon, I've had
it and so have my people."
Capt. Glenn Corder of the Zulu-Mama grew up
fishing with one of the finest grouper diggers in
Florida. His name was Jimmy Miller. But they called
him Mr. Grouper.
One trip with Corder will show he's one of the top
offshore fishermen along the West Coast. .
"I do just about anything from trolling for mack-
erel and using live bait for kingfish to bottom fishing
for grouper and snapper. I fish wrecks for amberjack,
cobia barracuda and snapper. I fish for tarpon in the ..
summer, kings in the spring and grouper year-round,"
Corder said. "I think most people are happy to have
anything pull on the string."
The Zulu-Mama is a classic 31-foot Bertram cabin
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FISH, FROM PAGE 4B
Just bring what you want to eat and drink.
Capt. Phil Shields and his boat Reef Reacher got
15 minutes of fame several years ago when the story
went out over the Associated Press wire service docu-
menting a flying, man-biting barracuda.
The Reef Reacher had a full load that day and as
one angler was bringing in a bait, an aggressive barra-
cuda leapt from the water and took a sizable chunk out
of one customer's arm. Business has been good ever
Shields' 31-foot deep-sea sports fishing and sight-
seeing vessel can take charters anywhere for most any
kind of fish.
"Whatever you want to do," is the way Shields
described his business. "Trips to Egmont Key for shell-
ing and sightseeing or fish for grouper, snapper, barra-
cuda, cobia and the occasional sailfish, which is not as
good as the East Coast, but we jump them every now
Reef Reacher is currently in dry dock but Shields also
has a 21-foot boat for inshore and back bay fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand will do any kind of fishing,
including bluegill near the Bill Evers Reservoir, but his
passions are catching snook and redfish in the skinni-
est of water.
Heistand's boat Magic is cutting-edge technology
in boat building. It's a 23-foot center console by Cedar
Key Shallow Draft and has a 175-horsepower Evinrude
that pushes it along at 40 mph.
Because his boat has a tunnel hull four feet long
and one foot wide at the stem, the engine's propeller
sits in the gap and flys across shallow grass flats.
When the boat is on step, or planing, it can travel
in seven inches of water and allows Heistand to go
where others can't and in a hurry.
Heistand fishes for snook, trout and reds in Miguel
and Terra Ceia bays, in the waters around Joe Island,
the Kitchen in Cortez and Long Bar in Sarasota Bay.
Heistand said he leads his customers to 4,000 reds and
1,000 snook every year.
"My favorite is backwater fishing," Heistand said.
"To me it takes a lot more skill than other kinds of fish-
ing because first you have to find the fish and then fig-
Local golf legend Paul Azinger, right, takes time out
to get in a little fishing for redfish with buddy Ron
Stockton. They chartered with Capt. Mark Bradow.
ure out how to get them to bite."
"I had two trips in April where we caught more
than 30 reds each time out," Heistand said. "One seven-
year-old girl caught a 32-inch snook by herself. I had
to hold the rod, but she reeled it in."
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters runs
a 20-foot Mako center console. His is the common
sense approach to fishing.
"Whatever's biting is what I go after," Greig said.
"Right now snook, kings, cobia and pompano are
around. The tarpon will be here in a month and I hear
there's a world of permit just south of us. I'll be look-
ing forward to their arrival."
Greig lives in Holmes Beach and picks up his char-
ters at Kingfish Boat Ramp, the dock at the Bridge
Tender restaurant in Bradenton Beach or the Rod &
Reel Pier in Anna Maria City.
"It's been a good year for all kinds of fish," Greig
said. "There's been lot of fish around."
Capt. Jason Henzell on the Neva-Miss has one of
the finest boats around for offshore fishing. He's
docked at Cortez Fishing Center on the east side of the
The Neva-Miss is a 31-foot Morgan made in
Naples by a company that's been making Gulf Coast
boats for more than a half century. Boca Grande Pass
is filled with them every year during tarpon season.
Henzell specializes in bottom fishing and trolling.
Grouper, amberjack, cobia, snapper, wahoo and dol-
phin are his favorite species to target.
"Pretty much anything that swims we go after,"
Henzell said. "We target specific fish and everybody
likes to go grouper fishing. But with the kings here in
numbers, that's what we're going after."
Neva-Miss does snorkeling trips to Egmont Key
and Henzell and boat owners Curt and Sue Morrison
also have something unique to offer: Burials at sea.
Capt. Joe Webb on the Rocky Bluff spends a lot
of time grouper digging offshore. He also goes after the
usual suspects such as yellowtail, amberjack, cobia and
red snapper on the 45-foot Hatteras.
But .in May and June, Webb and mate Matt Bow-
ers of Holmes Beach will be in Boca Grande for some
serious tarpon fishing.
They'll be spending a lot of time in and around
Boca Grande Pass, Captiva Pass and the beaches of
Cayo Costa catching silver kings. Tarpon migrate to
Charlotte Harbor each spring and at any one time there
will be 30,000-40,000 of them feeding and breeding.
During the summer months the entire Gulf Coast
is inundated with these leaping monsters that can reach
200 pounds (IGFA all-tackle world record 283 pounds
Along the beaches at the north point of Anna Maria
Island, large schools of roaming, feeding tarpon move
down the coast in a slow, deliberate manner.
When they "daisychain" or circle about, an angler
with some heavy tackle and a silver-dollar-sized blue
crab on a 5/0 hook has a good chance of picking up one
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Then hang on. It's going to take a while.
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Grab a boal
By Paul Roat
There're few things in life rivaling an evening
boating trip for fun and excitement. The stars and moon
sparkle off the dark water as the boat's bow cuts a
swash through the phosphorescencent. Markers flash
red and green in a festive holiday air. You can hear fish
splash near the boat, and sometimes the "whoof' of a
dolphin as it takes a breath in the distance.
And what better way to enjoy the Island's restau-
rants than to visit them by boat?
Anna Maria Island, a boater's paradise, has a num-
ber of waterfront, boater-friendly restaurants. There are
also dining spots on the mainland and Longboat Key
that welcome yachtspersons.
For purposes of this article, we will omit restau-
rants that are waterfront but do not provide dockage for
boats. That doesn't mean you can't anchor offshore of
the Sandbar, Beach Bistro, Cafe on the Beach or the
Beach House and swim in for a meal or a beverage -
but you may want to bring along dry clothes.
As always, reservations are a good idea, as is call-
ing ahead to double-check hours of operation and any
special yachting details not mentioned here.
So, going from south to north on the Island, are:
Bridge Tender Inn, Bridge Street and Bay Drive South,
Bradenton Beach (Marker 49, just south of Cortez Bridge),
778-4849. Enjoy lunch, dinner or a beverage on the inside
or on the outdoor deck while listening to live entertainment
most nights. Popular fare is seafood, especially grouper
dishes. The dock is small and best served by shallow-draft
Shrimp Louie's, Church Street and Anna Maria Sound,
Bradenton Beach (Marker 49 immediately south of Cortez
Bridge), 778-7979. There's more than shrimp served at this
waterfront restaurant adjacent to the Bradenton Beach Ma-
rina, just south of the Cortez Bridge everything from Cre-
ole specialties to beef is available. Dine inside or outside for
lunch or dinner. Dockage is extensive and the marina is
capable of handling almost any size vessel.
Back Bay Steakhouse, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach (Marker 61, follow channel west), 778-4811. This
restaurant, formerly Pete Reynards, formerly Crabby Bill's,
is an Island favorite. A full menu offers everything a gour-
mand could ask for, and with three bars there are more than
enough places for a thirsty sailor to wet his whistle. Dock
space is expansive and capable of accommodating almost
any draft boat.
Rotten Ralph's, 902 S. Bay Drive, Anna Maria (Marker
67-68 at entrance of Bimini Bay), 778-3953. Don't expect any
rotten food here, but do expect to have a good time for lunch
or dinner. The grouper specialties are excellent, as is Brit-
ish-style fish and chips. Dockage at adjacent Galati's Marina
is superb and .may accommodate almost any size boat.
We shouldn't forget the piers, where you dine "on the
water." Bridge St. Pier and Cafe in Bradenton Beach offers
breakfast lunch and dinner, seven days a week as does
theRod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria. The Anna Maria Oyster
Bar serves lunch and dinner on the historical Anna Maria
City Pier. Excellent choices any time of day, any type of
Just off Island
Leverock's, 12320 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton (just
north of Anna Maria Island Bridge on mainland), 794-8900.
This huge restaurant is popular with almost anyone who
wants good fish at a reasonable price. Views of Anna Maria
Island and the setting sun help make this an enjoyable spot
for lunch or dinner. Boat dockage is extensive, although the
channel leading into the restaurant is narrow, twisty and may
be tricky at night.
Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez (just north
of Cortez Bridge on mainland), 794-1235. Located just
across the Island to the north of the Cortez Bridge, the Sea-
food Shack is a perennial favorite for seafood dishes. The
paddle wheel boat gives landlubbers a watery experience
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with its sightseeing and dinner cruises. Dockage is extensive
and may accommodate craft of almost all sizes.
Longboating, north to south
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway St.,
Longboat Key (Marker 39-40), 383-1748. Trademark stone
crab claw dinners are served until May 15, when the season
closes, so now is the time to visit Moore's for lunch or din-
ner. The dock area is adequate for most medium-sized ves-
sels, and a nearby anchorage is popular with sailors on
Mar Vista, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key (Marker
39), 383-2391. This quaint, quality restaurant will bring you
back to old Florida. Enjoy lunch or dinner featuring seafood
and their famous breasted oyster pots inside or on the large
deck. Dockage is fine for anything up to a medium-sized
craft, but there is a deepwater anchorage just a short dinghy
distance away for big boats.
Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream Island Road, Longboat Key
(Marker 33), 383-5565. One of the key's mainstay restau-
rants, the Buccaneer Inn serves great beef with a pirate
motif. The outside deck is a great place for lunch, or you can
have dinner inside while listening to live music most nights.
Dockage can handle anything from a canoe to a cabin
Poseidon, 3454 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
(Marker 19, west to Buttonwood Harbor), 383-2500. For-
merly the popular Shenkels, Poseidon offers fine meals for
lunch and dinner. Try the cedar plank salmon for a taste
sensation. Dockage is adequate for most vessels up to
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, 412 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key (just off Zwick's Channel, southeast end of
Longboat Key), 383-0102. Tucked away at the bayside of
south Longboat, the Dry Dock has great crab cakes and a
spectacular view of Sarasota Bay through floor-to-ceiling
windows. Deepwater dockage is available.
Charthouse, 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
(southwest tip of Longboat Key off New Pass), 383-5593. A
member of the popular chain, this Charthouse offers a great
view of New Pass. The salad bar is not to be missed, and
the oyster dishes are superb.
The Old Salty Dog, 1601 Ken Thompson Parkway, City
Island (New Pass just east of bridge), 388-4311. This water-
front restaurant is popular with the shrimp-and-beer set dur-
ing summer afternoons. The big outdoor deck is a great
place to watch the boating action on New Pass. Dockage is
expansive, but be sure to bring a fender to keep your boat
from bashing into the dock when the heavy boat traffic kicks
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I APRIL 23, 1997 0 PAGE 7-B [3
'Water police' urge common
sense while boating
By Jim Hanson
It's easy to stay out of trouble with the main
seagoing cops: Do what the law says.
The U.S. Coast Guard's main missions are law
enforcement and helping the boating public. The
commander of Station Cortez and her 27 fellow
Coast Guardsmen take the jobs very seriously, es-
pecially with the warm-weather boating season be-
Senior Chief D.M. Bucci isn't daunted by the
dimensions of the task or territory, with thousands
of pleasure and commercial boats to watch over in
seas from Tampa Bay to Boca Grande and from the
Intracoastal Waterway 25 miles out into the Gulf of
To keep all this under control, Station Cortez
has four boats, from 21 feet to 41 feet long, and has
aircraft available from St. Petersburg.
Most of the people the Coast Guard is con-
cerned with are pleasure boaters, simply because
there are so many of them. And most boaters' con-
tact with the service is a somewhat nervous experi-
ence, when they're inspected or in trouble.
The Coast Guard inspects boats mostly at ran-
dom, making sure they are in compliance with all
rules and regulations.
There are a great many boating rules, Chief
Bucci concedes, and they can be confusing. There
are different requirements for power boats and sail-
boats, for recreation and commercial vessels, big
ones and little ones, open and enclosed. All boats,
though, must have safety equipment, navigation
lights if operating in the dark, means of communi-
cation, registration and other essentials.
Most exciting and glamorous of the service's
day-to-day duties is search and rescue, and the lo-
cal station gets its share of such calls. Every one is
a potential disaster for someone.
Most widely recognized requirement is for
lifejackets, one for each person aboard a craft.
Most frequent violation regards registration
numbers. The manner of displaying them on a ves-
sel is clearly explained on the reverse side of the reg-
istration, Chief Bucci notes, and what it says there
is what it means.
"We're like a policeman on the road," she says.
"If a car license isn't right, he stops the car. This is
the boat license, and if it's wrong we want to know
why. While we're looking into that, we look into the
rest of the boat. Often we find further violations."
Boaters usually take it in good form, she says,
knowing "we're not out to harass them. We usually
just educate the violators about what they're doing
wrong, the need for the regulation and so on. A
lifejacket wrapped up under a seat won't be much
help in a sudden emergency, for example."
Alcohol and drugs are a problem, she said.
Crack, marijuana, cocaine "they're all a problem,
whether being used or being transported."
Station Cortez takes part in many drug busts,
usually in cooperation with other federal, state or
local law enforcement agencies.
Commercial fishermen are a special problem,
for their regulations change with the seasons and
with frequent adjustments to the laws.
Still, it's the recreational boater who brings the
Coast Guard most of its business, and helping casual
sailors fills much of a serviceman's watch.
Her advice on how to stay out of trouble with
her outfit is to "take a safe boating course, have your
boat inspected by the Coast Guard Auxiliary to
make sure everything you're supposed to have is
aboard and working, and just be sensible."
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